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Film Discussion

After decades spent isolated in a psychiatric institution, this heartfelt documentary follows a group of people as they readjust to normality.

Scottish Premiere, Tomislav Zaja, Croatia, 2018, Croatian (English subtitles), 73m
Winner of the Feature Documentary award at SMHAF 2021

When a psychiatric institution in Croatia closes its doors for good, its patients get an opportunity to rebuild their lives after decades inside. First introduced by their diagnoses alone, we are gradually drawn into their individual and expanding worlds, as they rediscover their interests, their environments, and the power of human connection. This is an uplifting and subtly powerful film about what normality can mean to people who have been forgotten by society.

Neighbors has also won multiple international awards, including the Audience Award at ZagrebDox and Best Feature Documentary at Aesthetica Film Festival.

View Neighbours at INDY On Demand. Screening 3-9 May for audiences worldwide.

Join us for a Zoom Q&A with Tomislav Zaja at 8pm on Friday 7 May.

This screening is co-presented with Flourish House

Flourish House


Mon 3rd - Sun 9th May

Tickets: Pay What You Can (FREE, £2, £4, £6)

SMHAF Film Pass: £15 / £10

BookINDY On Demand

Accessibility: Captions available.


Fri 7th May
8PM - 9PM

Tickets: FREE


Accessibility: Live captioning will be provided for the discussion. If you have any further access requirements, please email Emily at [email protected].