UNLISTED: A STORY OF SCHIZOPHRENIA is a moving first person account of a woman’s troubled relationship with her father and his mental illness. Delaney Ruston, a Seattle physician, went into hiding to protect herself from her dad’s erratic behavior and episodes of paranoia. After more than a decade of separation she decides to reconnect. Ruston documents her reconciliation with her father in a film that exposes the pain that mental illness inflicts on families and the urgent need to repair the American mental health system.
Came to public television nationwide in October 2010.
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Delaney Ruston explores how her dad’s mental illness has affected their lives
Delaney Ruston reconnected with her father Richard after years of hiding from him. She recounts the experience of having a parent diagnosed with a severe mental illness.
On his good days, UNLISTED filmmaker Delaney Ruston and her dad would go for rides on his scooter. She tells the dramatic story of their separation and reconciliation
Richard Ruston tried to be a model father, but his frightening and erratic behavior eventually drove his daughter Delaney to go into hiding from him. She tells the story of their separation and reconciliation
Animated scenes in UNLISTED: A STORY OF SCHIZOPHRENIA portray Richard Ruston’s vivid inner life and his surrealist semi-autobiographical novel.
Animated scenes in UNLISTED: A STORY OF SCHIZOPHRENIA help viewers experience Richard Ruston’s inner life.
Delaney Ruston, MD is a physician and documentary filmmaker in Seattle, Washington. When Delaney’s son began asking about his grandparents, Delaney decided it was time to reconnect with her dad. She recounts their reconciliation.
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