It makes you look a fool.

  • Film

About this work


A film intended for secondary schools about what it feels like to have mild epileptic fits, and then what to do and how to behave around someone who is fitting. A teenage girl using a sewing machine in class has an epileptic fit; she is embarrassed as she has to redo her work. How a scene when a boy has a seizure and falls to the ground and his classmates look on is imagined in the boy's and onlookers' minds. A teacher then goes on to tell student what epilepsy is and what to do when a seizure happens.



Physical description

2 film reels (12 min. each) : sound, colour, 16 mm

Copyright note

British Epilepsy Association.


Copy 1 is acetic and fading with scratches. Copy 2 is acetic with better colour than Copy 1.

Creator/production credits

Sponsored by Crowborough Round Table and Cygnet-Guild Communications Ltd. Produced for the British Epilepsy Association.


Where to find it

  • Location Access
    Closed stores
    7573F Copy 1
    Can't be requested


  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores
    7573F Copy 2
    By appointmentManual request

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