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There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery and misinformation surrounding the illness, many throughout the country diagnosed with this condition were interviewed extensively. Shot in a style influenced by the support group format, they diligently explain the struggle to balance themselves between floating to a state of euphoria and sinking to a devastating depression.
In short, “Up/Down” is a personal analysis of bipolar disorder from those living with it; words of advice and wisdom to help others navigate their diagnosis.
Looking for something with a more scientific or clinical angle? Try a textbook.
“Bipolar disorder is just one of many mental illnesses that is still highly stigmatized in our culture today, and ‘Up/Down’ could certainly be instrumental in changing that fact.”
-Microfilmmaker Magazine, Issue 65
If you would like to purchase a copy of the film and support independent filmmakers (because not all of us operate on trust funds), here are the following methods:
Star Award, 2011 Indie Gathering
Merit Award, 2011 Accolade Competition
Art Exhibition Award, 2011 Love Unlimited Film Festival
Nominated for Best Feature Documentary, 2011 Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
Thank you for taking the time to watch the film!
Copyright Arpi-Revo Productions 2011