Reviews & Quotes | You See Me

Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO) | Kay Hogan Smith, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
"This is an intimate story, eloquently articulated on film through an interweaving series of home movie clips from the family archives and current documentary and interviews. In the process, this personal story embraces universal truths of unhappy families everywhere regarding the cycles of rejection and abuse, depression, and the imperative pursuit of love and forgiveness. Highly recommended, especially for audiences interested in family dynamics and mental health."

Booklist Candace Smith
"This is a very personal documentary, but it will offer insights to viewers who are facing family struggles with mental illness, grief, and aging."

Emory University Sarah Blanton, PT, DPT, NCS, Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
"A profoundly moving exploration of how the wounds we carry in our life stories may surface as we encounter illness, You See Me provides a fiercely honest personal reflection of a family impacted by trauma and loss. Personally, we learn questions all families need to ask of themselves and professionally, we gain insights into the critical importance of the clinician to understand the person behind the disease and the family impact of a diagnosis. A vivid example of how humanities can illustrate the complex journey of disability, suffering and shared healing, this films serves as a valuable educational tool for rehabilitation professionals to understand the meaning of family-focused care."

USC School of Cinematic Arts & Keck School of Medicine Marientina Gotsis, Dir. Creative Media & Behavioral Health Center
"You See Me is the quintessential portrait of an American family facing an acute health crisis and its long-term repercussions. Linda Brown’s father experiences a debilitating stroke, which becomes a magnifying lens for all the strong and weak points of their family unit. The film can launch many discussions about family, illness, end-of-life, a well-lived life, and the nature of grief and loss." 

White Memorial Medical Center Michael Hernandez, M.D. Geriatric Psychiatrist and Director
"You See Me deals with mental health topics so sensitive they are seldom talked about. I never thought a film could be so powerful in exposing such delicate subjects. A definite training video for families and health professionals that can help put an end to the stigma around mental health." 

USC School of Social Work Rafael Angulo, Social Work Professor
"An extraordinary film! To view the 'big, bold, and bossy' Stanley is to really see the broken and wounded Stanley. So many scenes captured my heart first as a man and then as a social worker. The film is perfect for psychoanalytic training institutes, outpatient mental health clinics, graduate programs of psychology, social work and psychiatry, men’s groups, and parent education programs."

Kansas State University | Rick J. Scheidt, PhD, School of Family Studies and Human Services
"Like Linda, many adults share a sustained interest in learning more about their mothers or fathers as individuals—beyond the censorship and camouflage oftentimes imposed but never removed in performance of their parental roles. You See Me has much to offer those who share a similar motive within their own lives. It has equal relevance as a unique video case study, revealing a dysfunctional family scenario containing sad and potentially tragic forces that prevent a full and open expression of love between parents and children."