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Through intimate stories of patients, families, and medical providers, BEDLAM immerses us in America’s national crisis surrounding care of the severely mentally ill. Filmed over five years, it brings us inside one of the nation’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. The story is told in part by director Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, MD, a psychiatrist, filmmaker, and brother of a person with schizophrenia.


  • The Hollywood Reporter
    "Eloquently combining intimate personal viewpoints, including the filmmaker’s own, with an incisive historical perspective..."
    Sheri Linden
  • Film Threat
    "...spotlights how the American healthcare system and the federal government have failed to treat the mentally ill..."
    Bobby LePire

Festival Participation

  • Sundance Film Festival - 2019
  • DOC NYC - 2019
  • Reel Abilities Film Festival - 2019

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