A psychiatrist makes rounds in ERs, jails, and homeless camps to tell the intimate stories behind one of the greatest social crises of our time. A personal and intense journey into the world of the mentally ill, Bedlam is the first major documentary to explore the ongoing and ever-growing crisis of caring for these citizens. While capturing wrenching individual stories of patients trapped in a merry-go-round system of ineffective care, the film exposes the broken state of our healthcare system when it comes to dealing with a mental health diagnosis.
Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
“For centuries, we, individuals and families living with serious mental illness, have suffered in silence and shame. We can no longer be ashamed, and we can no longer stay silent.” — Director Kenneth Paul Rosenberg
“When the three largest jails in the United States are also its three largest psychiatric treatment facilities, and 350,000 mentally ill people sleep on U.S. streets on any given night, Bedlam’s call for reform is one that couldn’t be more urgent.” — Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter