On October 7, 1999, outside a shopping mall in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, a 22-year-old woman was attacked by a man she had never known before. She suffered six stab wounds all over her body and was in critical condition. The man who attacked, no one who knew him in the town could have expected such violent behavior. Usually, he indulged in a closed self-world. Even if he wandered, his expression was sluggish and his movements were slow and sluggish, typical of chronic schizophrenia. looks like. Since his 1985 production of Turning to Stone, set in an Ontario women's prison, Canadian director John Kastner's creations have continued to deepen the issue of criminal justice. "NCR: Not Criminal Responsible" (NCR:
Not Criminal Responsible), which appeared at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (hereinafter referred to as the Hot Docs Film Festival) in 2013, and its sequel "NCR: Wedding Secrets" three years later, are based on the above-mentioned 1999 film. The indiscriminate injury incident, explores the twin works of schizophrenic patients returning to society and victims walking out of trauma. 59147_05 Photo Credit: Provided by Wedding Photo Editing Giloo Documentary Video In the first volume, Criminals Without Criminal Responsibility, John Kasner left most of the space to the assailant Sean and his treatment team, documenting the amazing recovery of his mental symptoms under drug treatment. And with the help of narration, video, and editing, the cases who have a sense of disease, receive lifelong medication, and achieve stable mental symptoms will be able to return to society as a free body, obtain immunity from legal and criminal responsibility,
and obtain victims and their families. The goals of understanding collude together. With such a creative motive, I can't help but feel shocked when I read this volume alone. The victim Julie and her family's subtle trembling, hesitation, anger, and questioning under the camera, are they all "medically cured" and "Sean" Are the slogans "a good guy when stable" and "we're going to do everything we can to get Sean back" whitewashed? Or is this another camera-inflicted violence on the victim? Having said that, Sean is indeed the most favored among the many incidents of violence and injury caused by schizophrenia. First, it must be understood that it is "acute and active psychosis" rather than "schizophrenia" that is associated with the risk of violence. That is to say, mental symptoms that are divorced from reality and not properly dealt with are the indicators of high risk, not the diagnosis.