Julian Leff: Unravelling Schizophrenia

Directed and edited by his son Adriel, this feature length documentary retrospective of Professor Julian Leff’s esteemed career in social psychiatry examines the path that eventually led him to his recent groundbreaking work in the fascinating field of Avatar Therapy, which utilises cutting edge technology to provide the most radical and effective new treatment for schizophrenia in decades.

In doing so, the film delineates the evolution of the psychiatric fraternity’s approach to, and shifting perception of, this most severe and perplexing of mental illnesses both in Britain and across the world, changes that have frequently been instigated by studies spearheaded by Professor Leff himself.