#AMiNORMAL

  • Mika Orr
  • France, Israel
  • 2021
  • 96
  • Digital
  • World Premiere
  • DocLab: Liminal Reality, IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling

The manual of mental disorders, the DSM, grows thicker with each new edition. There seem to be more and more psychiatric disorders, notes the maker of #AMiNORMAL, Mika Orr, whose father is a psychiatrist. In eight 12-minute episodes, the series takes a humorous and compassionate look at various disorders. People from all over the world talk openly about their experiences in online interviews, in their own familiar environment. A psychiatrist then explains more about the condition in question.

Comic animations keep the documentary light and accessible, and thanks to the diverse backgrounds, genders, and ages of those interviewed, any viewer can find something to identify with. The format of the documentary series raises questions about what normal behavior actually is, and where the dividing line lies between, for example, being not very sex-oriented or having sexual arousal disorder.

Credits

  • 96
  • Spoken languages: French, German, Hebrew, English
  • Subtitles in: English
Director
Mika Orr
Production
Margaux Missika for Upian
Co-production
Mika Orr for Mikooka Productions
Animation
Camille Solbès, Jérôme Gonçalves
Editing
Shimon Spector, Katy Diakova, Mika Orr

IDFA history

2021
World Premiere
DocLab: Liminal Reality
IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling
2019
Round Table Pitch Doclab

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