Anne Barbano's The Next Frontier

Title: Tremors in the System
Guest: Nora Jacobson
Recorded on: 10/28/2009


"I wasn't a patient. I was locked up" says Laura Ziegler who at age 17 was locked up, diagnosed and forcibly drugged until a court ordered it stopped. "They accidentally broke my arm" says Marj Berthhold relating to one of her experiences in an institution. Co-director Nora Jacobson says understanding the mind is what holds her interests in documenting experiences such as Marj's in the film "Tremors in the System". When what you thought was reasonable treatment becomes questionable.