565. Stillwater Academy

Stillwater Academy located in Utah were in the years 2002-2004 the center of the media interests because they held artist Alex Asch detained on the orders of his parents who didn’t understand the concept of life his choice of life as an artist included.

Forced to take medication, cut off from the surrounding world, isolated from the life back home with friend and censorship of his work were just some of the things he experienced. He was released in 2004.

Just Call Them Crazy: Alex Asch on Forced Institutionalization from minor compositions on Vimeo.

It cannot be fun to be locked up as a teenager just because you do not share the same values of life as your parents.

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About Rotsne

Danish immigrant, but very integrated. After having worked for another research center, I have recently started working for International Culture Exchange where I serve the youth and their families wanting to become an exchange student.

One response to “565. Stillwater Academy”

  1. Reid Folk says :

    I grew w/ Alex in Ridgewood, NJ and he was a good friend of mine. What’s the best way to reach him?

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