Please note: The film is rated 18 and contains upsetting and disturbing scenes.
Silent Minority is a 1981 British documentary film made by Nigel Evans for ATV which aired in June 1981 on ITV. The film spotlights the conditions of patients at the Borocourt Hospital near Reading, Berkshire and the St. Lawrence Hospital in Caterham, Surrey.
Part polemic, part narrative, it came just before the transitioning of the British mental health system from an asylum-based system to one of care in the community.
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