Dead When I Got Here – July 1 @ Lorenzen Center

The new documentary film DEAD WHEN I GOT HERE will be shown at

Lorenzen Conference Center
Legacy Emanuel Hospital
2801 N Gantenbein Avenue – MAP IT
Wednesday, July 1 at 6 PM

The screening is free but you need a TICKET to attend. Seats are limited!

Director Mark Aitken’s riveting feature-length documentary DEAD WHEN I GOT HERE brings us to a near-abandoned psychiatric asylum on the outskirts of Juárez Mexico, one of the most violent cities in the world.

It is the patients who dress, clean, cook and feed each other. The government regularly drops people off including Josué who arrived mentally ill and malnourished from drug addiction. The patients showed Josué empathy and compassion and now six years later he manages the asylum.

This film is of interest to mental and addiction health professionals, acupuncturists, people working in the criminal justice system, in hospitals or medical clinics, persons interested in Mexican culture and immigration issues, and persons in recovery from mental illness or addiction.

DEAD WHEN I GOT HERE is playing at festivals around the country, including its west coast premiere at the 14th Annual San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, June 12 and 13.

The July 1 screening of DEAD WHEN I GOT HERE is sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Portland, the new Unity Center of Legacy Health, and Crossroads Community Supported Healthcare.

A Q&A session with Ryan Bemis of Crossroads Community Supported Healthcare will follow the film. Crossroads operates a training program in the US/Mexico Border Region for UNM, behavioral health providers, the Catholic Diocese of Juarez, and at the Vision en Accion mental shelter in Juarez.