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A Summer in the Cage

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Genre  Documentary
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Language  English
7.1/10 IMDb

Director  Ben Selkow
Music director  Hajo Carl
Screenplay  Ben Selkow, John Mims
Country  United States
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Cast  Kay Redfield Jamison
Release date  October 22, 2007 (2007-10-22)
Writer  John Mims, Ben Selkow
Similar movies  Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006)

A summer in the cage


A Summer in the Cage is a 2007 documentary film about a man's experiences with bipolar disorder. The film follows the filmmaker's friend Sam and features an interview with mental health scholar Kay Redfield Jamison. It was directed by Benjamin Selkow. The documentary debuted on the Sundance Channel in 2007.

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A Summer in the Cage is filmmaker Ben Selkow's feature-length documentary chronicling his friend Sam's battle with manic-depressive illness. The film follows Sam for seven years as he suffers delusional manic episodes, battles paralyzing depressions, and tries to escape the legacy of his bipolar father who committed suicide when Sam was eight years old. By showing the difficult emotional impact of being bipolar on Sam, his family, and the filmmaker, A Summer in the Cage puts a human face on an illness that affects millions of American families. But as this dramatic story unfolds and finally reaches an explosive standoff, it also becomes a unique tale about friendship and the ethical responsibilities of a documentary filmmaker.

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