Central is one of
the heaviest and largest psychiatric hospitals in Siberia. We meet staff and
patients who will spend the rest of their days locked within its walls. The
building was built as a prison and for over a hundred years has been the place
for political prisoners and now is the site of isolation of incurably ill.
Hundreds of patients are looked after by only five old psychiatrists working in
the hospital and the entire nearby village works there. This is the story of a
closed community ruled by doctors from another era and patients seeking their
place in the world they do not understand.
It is a story of an extraordinary,
beautiful young deaf woman, who enjoys life and against all odds wants to
change the world. Iwona Cichosz is deaf. Her parents, sister and...