Documentary “The Wall: psychoanalysis put to the test for autism” threatened of censorship
Simultaneous rallies on December, 8th
in Paris and Lille
You can follow in live this event here ; http://www.supportthewall.org
In support of documentary filmmaker Sophie Robert, autistic people, families affected by autism, professionals and supporters from all backgrounds are invited to rally us on December 8th, 2PM :
In Paris - 1 Rue Huysmans 75006, in front of the School of the Freudian Cause
In Lille – 13, avenue du Peuple Belge, in front of the Regional Court
Sophie Robert has conducted a four-year investigation among more than fifty experts (including two ethologists, two anthropologists, two criminologists, a PhD in Philosophy, a theologist and 45 psychoanalysts). The aim was to create a series of programmes to decipher today’s psychoanalytic theories to the general public. “The Wall” is the first programme of this series.
“The Wall” has been webcasted on Autistes Sans Frontières’ website since September 7th, 2011. It also has been allowed on a multitude of French and foreign websites.
The film presents psychoanalytic theories on autism, and more particularly its origin. The interviewed psychoanalysts’ statements on the mother’s responsibility deeply upset the general audience: the “sexually pathogenic” woman, the “incestuous”, “deadly” mother, who is “either too cold, or too warm”...
On October 24th, three interviewed psychoanalysts, all members of the School of the Freudian Cause, have sued Sophie Robert and association Autistes Sans Frontières. They request the enormous sum of 290 000€ in damages, but they also request the film to be censored.
On November 29th, the judge seized the copies of all the recordings of the complainants’ interviews.
On December 8th, the case will be tried on its merits in the Lille Regional Court.
Parents are particularly affected by this film. They can hear the very words that had been said before them, and still are nowadays. Their speeches “make parents feel guilty, deny their children any possibility of progressing and very often ignore, or strongly discourage parents to try any other therapeutic care, even when these cares prove to be efficient anywhere else worldwide, and are accepted unanimously.
Many families, their relatives, but also students, French and foreign professionals, who are involved in autism therapy, express every day their support to Sophie Robert, to have her film maintained and screened on other networking communication media than internet.
For the freedom of speech and opinion
For the freedom of the press
For the freedom to choose our children’s therapeutic and educational care
For all people with autism
We urge to join together on December 8th, 2011
We urge everybody to support Sophie Robert and her documentary
The reflection of a terrible, and yet still too little known reality
Rally in Paris : contact Béatrice Bolling, 06 88 24 64 14, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rally in Lille : contact Arnaud Ribert, 06 77 14 78 13, email@example.com
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