Forgotten. One thousand patients live together on 200 hectares of land. Young and old are mixed together without any criteria sharing barracks with no privacy and little dignity.

The place is an asylum, a psychiatric institution, divided into two colonies named Colonia Etchepare and Colonia Santin Rossi, located two hours away from Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay.

Some call the place the “Isla de los Locos”(the Island of the Mad). Located in the interior of the country, it is remote enough to be forgotten. It can be left alone in the hope that if no attention is paid, the problem will resolve itself.