Dead When I Got Here

Director: Mark Aitken | Countries of production: United Kingdom | Year: 2015 | Length: 72 min
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Dead When I Got Here documents a Mexican asylum run by the patients themselves, focusing on Josúe as he cares for the other patients and recovers from drug addiction.

He is deeply involved with the asylum, making sure patients get along well together, talking with them about recovery, and, in essence, helping to run the asylum. The film closely explores his experience of recovery, from the man who once ended up almost dead in the desert to someone with so much empathy that it’s hard not to feel moved by his story.

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