PBS to Premiere GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM
In May 2008, the body of Linda Bishop was found in an abandoned New Hampshire home along with a journal that documented her journey of starvation and loss of sanity. God Knows Where I Am, premiering Monday, October 15 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) tells Bishop's story; a well-educated New Hampshire mother diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder with psychosis, who was intermittently incarcerated and homeless.
Through interviews with family, friends and medical and legal professionals involved with Bishop's case, as well as readings from Bishop's journal entries by Golden Globe-winning actress Lori Singer, the documentary traces the events leading up to Bishop's hospitalization and investigates the final months of her life following her discharge. These intimate accounts of her experience raise questions about society's treatment of people with mental health conditions and those who are displaced, exposing systemic failures to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
Following the documentary's premiere, PBS NewsHour Weekend anchor and Amanpour and Company contributor Hari Sreenivasan hosts a new panel discussion with filmmakers Todd and Jedd Wider and psychiatrist and former president of the American Psychiatric Association Carol Bernstein about mental illness, homelessness and other issues raised in the film.
Photo Credit: Wider Film Projects