About the Author

Janin Tscheschel

E-Mail: tscheschel@uni-bonn.de

Website: https://www.medienwissenschaft.uni-bonn.de/abteilung/team-1/janin-tscheschel-m.a

Janin Tscheschel is a PhD student and a research associate at the Media Department of the Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm University of Bonn, Germany. She is writing her doctoral thesis on the discursivation of mental illness in documentary films, and she teaches practical film production.

Contributions by Author: Janin Tscheschel

Through the Eyes of Peter Pan

Internalizing Mental Illness via Animation in the Documentary Life, Animated

This article discusses to what extent the documentary film, through its aesthetic strategies and narrative style, spotlights the topic of mental illness, contributing to society’s acceptance of this taboo topic. The 2016 documentary Life, Animated, which integrates animations into its presentation, gives insights into the concrete possibilities of negotiating the topic of mental disorders. […]