In the 1970's, an Ontario woman was committed
to a psychiatric institution because she was a lesbian.
Reflecting remarkable courage and imagination,
this tape is a powerful indictment of a mental illness system
that treats lesbianism as a disease to be cured by drugs,
shock treatment and incarceration.
At times painful and disturbing, "Still Sane" 's overriding theme
is ultimately one of defiance and survival :
we can maintain our choices,
even in the face of literally mind-numbing oppression.
Brenda Ingratta, Lidia Patuasz
Canada, 1984, 60 min, colour