About the Film
Through intimate stories of patients, families, and medical providers, BEDLAM immerses us in the national crisis surrounding care of the seriously mentally ill. Filmed over five years, it brings us inside one of America’s busiest psychiatric emergency rooms, into jails where psychiatric patients are warehoused, and to the homes – and homeless encampments – of mentally ill members of our communities, where silence and shame often compound personal suffering.
The story is told in part by director Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, MD, whose own life journey has been profoundly impacted by a seriously mentally ill family member.
Presented with CONNECT Summit County as part of the Reel Community Series. Post-film discussion with Dr. Howard Weeks, Prof. of Psychiatry, University of Utah School of Medicine, Judge Patrick Corum and Amber MacKay, Executive Director, Summit County Clubhouse. Sam Mekrut, Mountain Mediation Center, will moderate.