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In ‘Nise,’ One Woman Changes the Way We Treat Madness

In ‘Nise,’ One Woman Changes the Way We Treat Madness

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Director Roberto Berliner’s quietly scrutinizing camera brings the life of famed psychiatrist Dr. Nise da Silveira — a pioneer in moving away from ice-pick lobotomies to more humane, expressive therapies — to life in "Nise: The Heart of Madness."