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Analysing the Film Si Puo Fare and Its Contributions to Psychology

This article portrays the story of the French film Si Puo Fare directed by Giulio Manfredonia, which refers to the history of cooperatives that emerged in Italy, tells the story of Nello, a trade unionist who, after being fired, starts working as a director in a cooperative formed by patients from extinct mental hospitals. after the anti-manicomial fight movement initiated by Franco Basaglia and the closing of the psychiatric hospitals and how psychology is related to the history of the cooperatives that emerged in Italy, after the anti-asylum movement initiated by Franco Basaglia and the closing of the psychiatric hospitals. In the course of the film, the development and improvement of the clinical picture of each character is followed, contrasting the idea that they are mentally ill, thus generating an analysis of Basaglia's law. The extinct insane asylums were abolished due to Law 180, known as Basaglia's law, passed in the 70's, which proposed a reform in the health system and psychiatric treatment of individuals, making it more humanized. The Basaglia Law, instituted in the 70s, in Italy, together with the instituting movement of the Cooperative, having as equipment the work they carry out, propose an analysis of implication. The film proves important to reflect the importance of major economic and social reforms and the importance of family and friends around the mentally ill.

Basaglia, Anti-Asylum, Si Puo Fare

Anna Karolyne Resende Vilar Araujo. (2023). Analysing the Film Si Puo Fare and Its Contributions to Psychology. International Journal of Psychological and Brain Sciences, 8(3), 29-32.

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