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God Knows Where I Am (2016)

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Through diary entries, this documentary follows the life and death of homeless woman Linda Bishop and her struggles with starvation, sanity and God.

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Jedd Wider, Todd Wider
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Carbone ... Self - Prospective Home Buyer
Matthew Nelson ... Self - Police Officer
Wayne DiGeronimo ... Self - Assistant Deputy Medical Examiner
Brian Smith ... Self - Home Owner
Lora Goss ... Self - Home Owner
Jennie Duval ... Self - Chief Medical Examiner
Joan Bishop ... Self - Linda's Sister
Linda Bishop ... Self (archive footage)
Doug Bixby ... Self - Friend
Kathy White ... Self - Friend
Caitlin Murtagh ... Self - Daughter
Thomas Scarlato ... Self - Ground Zero Site Volunteer
Stephanie Savard ... Self - Clinical Social Worker
James E. Duggan ... Self - New Hampshire Supreme Court
Judith E. Kolada ... Self - Occupational Therapist
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The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignance, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For nearly four months, Linda Bishop survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

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Painful, but beautiful examination of a lost soul
21 October 2018 | by lindavhillSee all my reviews

I knew this was going to be difficult to watch, but last night I finally pulled it up on my DVR. Wow. The filmmakers brought this woman to life and didn't sensationalize her death. Great use of simple but elegant recreations of the house where Linda Bishop spent her last months. The music fit perfectly; the voiceover was compelling. The interviews with friends and family started out light and loving, and you're wondering where did things go wrong for her? The tension builds as her story unfolds, and the unbelievable happens.

I appreciated the panel discussion with the filmmakers and a physician led by Hari Sreenivasan after the movie was shown on my PBS station (KCTS). It helped me better understand how this could happen, and how it relates to the issues of mental health and homelessness in the Seattle area.

Everyone should see this movie.


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Release Date:

7 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,135
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