Sleepless
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Country:
United Kingdom
Category:
Animation, Documentary
Release Year & TMFF Edition:
2015 - December 2016
Duration:
5 minutes
TMFF Awards:
December Nominee - Documentary of the Month
Director:
Ellie Land

 

Its rhythm is inspired by the circadian cycle and displays visual icons rooted in the science of sleep, whilst featuring the voices of a group of mental health service users who share their experience of disrupted sleep/wake patterns. Sleep. Do we get enough? The latest developments in circadian biology research are uncovering the detrimental effects that a lack of sleep can have to our well-being. Artist Ellie Land and scientist Professor Peter Oliver embarked on a two year conversation about the links now being discovered between sleep and mental health. This film is the result.

 

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