The Woman With 7 Personalities is a documentary on “Helen”, a woman experiencing Dissociative Identity Disorder, otherwise more commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder.
Switching between her various personas, Helen has seemingly become lost in world built by her mental illness. Each switch of persona leaving her confused and sometimes forgetful to where she is.
Filmmaker Ruth Selwyn looks to document Helen’s life and understand her Multiple Personality Disorder.
Although Ruth and Helen have known each other since childhood, it’s only just recently (in the documentary timeline) both have met again.
During the documentary we witness Helen’s various personas and seek the views of different psychology camps as to why she suffers from this rare condition.
Sadly, the whole documentary comes off as bad acting with a focus on Helen’s lifestyle rather than an actual psychological depiction of a mental illness.
- Release date2004
- Full runtime48 min
- Written, Produced, Narrated and Directed byRuth Selwyn
- Production companyZig Zag Productions