The film objectives in Ecuador are the following:
- Show persons with schizophrenia, now having a life worth living after B.E.A.M surgery. Dr. Mackliff says that they don’t have schizophrenia any more.
- Hear it in their stories from parents and children.
- Show how it wasn’t always that way. (Patients and family describe how it was before.)
- Try to get to the emotional trauma of living with schizophrenia.
- Tell the story of Dr. Mackliff and Dr. Sanchez and the development of BEAM surgery.
- Communicate the connection with BEAM being developed in Ecuador. (more freedom for developing new therapies) (Being able to legally do the BEAM surgery) This would not be possible in the U.S. Describe the political environment in which BEAM exists.
- This video should become kind of a PR film for exploring new medical and scientific breakthroughs happening in Ecuador, both now and in the past. This film is focused on schizophrenia, but could reach a broader interest group of people interested in Ecuador.
- Think of it as a film that you could send to the president of Ecuador to show pride in his country. He is trying to attract tourism to Ecuador; maybe this film can help. The spirit of new discoveries is alive and well in Ecuador. The president actively protects the precious resources of his country. What resource is more valuable than a human life.
‘Living a Life Worth Living – Alternative Treatment for Schizophrenia’ film documentary shouldn’t be considered a science film, but rather as a film that will be shown to thousands of young people with the terrible disease schizophrenia and their doctors all over the world. It will be a message of hope for them. I plan to post it on my blog, on youtube and send it to PBS and Netflix as a teaser to attract interest and funding for a future full documentary film.