The Unknown Patient (Trailer)

Title:
The Unknown Patient (Trailer)
NFSA ID:
Acq: 129804
Year:
2018
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following clip may contain images and voices of deceased persons
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In 1916, a man was found wandering the streets of London in an Australian soldier’s uniform. He did not know who he was. He was deemed unfit for service, labelled a ‘deserter’, and sent to Sydney’s Callan Park Mental Asylum where he would spend 12 years without an identity: lost and forgotten. How he came to be found is the remarkable true story of The Unknown Patient. In real-time interactive virtual reality, through discovery and exploration of the patient’s memories and real-life events, the audience is invited to piece together the identity of the Unknown Patient. In doing so, the audience experiences the impact that war had on the psyche of soldiers who made it home and the hope that this story gave to a nation in mourning - Screen Australia

Production company:
Unwritten Endings
Director / Writer:
Michael Beets
Producer:
Bethany Jones