How real is our individually perceived reality and what relevance does this ques- tion have within the make-up of our collective social structures
Richard Wilhelmers shortly to be released cinema documentary accompanies the ‘homeless philosopher’ and ‘professed lunatic’ Fritz Joachim Rudert (alias Leonardell) on his mission to release the mind-controlled masses from their mania. And indeed it may appear that ‘crazy‘ Fritz and his con- federates from the German anti-phsychiatry movement „BPE“ (Bundesverband gegen Psychiatrische Gewalt) achieved some political success.
The inquiries and works by renowned researchers - Allen Frances, Elisabeth Lof- tus, Joscha Bach and Gerhard Roth - exemplify the economic interests, scienti c ambitions and political coherences in and around the world of the human cons- ciousness.
„Anomaly“ is an essayistic lm about the systemic and individual ‘abnormalities’ of the so-called Western World. The result is a cinematic journey that provides an inventory of many fragmented and discursive narratives towards one singular conclusion: “Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems” Epictetus