Wilderness

Synopsis:  

When Linda Michaels wakes to find her teenaged son, Kevin, has left home in the middle of the night, she begins the all-too-familiar search for him in the gritty downtown streets of the city. Kevin refuses treatment for schizophrenia, causing him to become more and more erratic and paranoid. Wilderness is about the enormous suffering experienced by those who stand alongside the people they love struggling with severe mental illness.

Director:  

Dawn Wilkinson

Country:  

Canada

Year:  

2012

Length:  

12 mins

Lan:  

English

Logline:  

A single mother?s lonely struggle coping with the realities of her son?s refusal of treatment for schizophrenia.