NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (Short Version)

NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (Short Version)

| 52 min

While gripped by psychosis, a troubled young man stabs a complete stranger six times in a crowded shopping mall. Declared not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder, the young man is confined to a forensic mental health institution. NCR: Not Criminally Responsible offers a timely and provocative examination of violence and mental illness, and the rights of victims. With unprecedented access to the patient, the victim, and the mental institution, the film looks at both sides of the debate and puts a human face on the complex ethical issues raised.

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  • producer
    John Kastner
  • director
    John Kastner
  • writer
    John Kastner
  • producer
    Deborah Parks
    Silva Basmajian
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • editor
    Michael Hannan
  • director of photography
    John Westheuser
    Derek Rogers
  • location sound recording
    Doug Kaye
  • composer
    Bruce Fowler
  • researcher
    Nicole Rogers
  • supervising sound editor
    Stephen Barden
  • recording mixer
    Stephen Barden
  • sound effects editor
    Niall Collins
    Patton Rodrigues
  • graphics
    Mark Alberts
  • consultant
    Lisa Ramshaw
    Shawn White
    Hy Bloom