Board of Control - Cornerstone
For the 4th and final film for Cornerstone I
wanted to explore the effects of the 1913 Mental Deficiency Act upon
generations of people with learning difficulties in a far more abstract
With one piece of legislation these people were classified as either 'Idiots', 'Imbeciles', 'Feeble-Minded' or 'Moral Defectives'. The stigma still lingers almost a century later - the courses of millions of lives, families, changed forever.
The act renamed the then "Lunacy Commission" as the "Board of Control".
Music: Nagual Art - the Whisperbox
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