Date(s) - 19/11/2016
God Knows Where I Am tells the story of Linda Bishop, who died alone in an abandoned farmhouse in New Hampshire in 2008. Bishop was released from psychiatric care and took shelter in the house, scavenging apples and surviving unnoticed for six months through a fierce winter. Her family were never informed of her release, and Bishop herself denied the fact of her illness. God Knows Where I Am tells Bishop’s story through the diary she kept and interviews with those she left behind. This hauntingly beautiful documentary is a poignant elegy to a woman whom society failed.
This film will be followed by a post-screening panel discussion exploring themes of psychiatric care, the ethics of privacy and self-determination in the mentally unwell and the impact on families of those who suffer from mental health issues.
Liz Brosnan – Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUIG
Prof. Mary Donnelly – School of Law, UCC
Dr. Shari McDaid – Mental Health Reform
John Saunders – Director, Shine Ireland and Chair Mental Health Commission
Directors: Jedd Wider, Todd Wider
Producer(s): Jedd Wider, Todd Wider
Duration: 97 minutes
Tickets: €7.00 / €6.00 Concession