THE FATE OF HUMAN BEINGS is a feature-length documentary film uncovering the stories of people with disabilities and mental illnesses who are buried in unnamed graves in mental institution cemeteries across the United States. Through archival and present-day material, the film unpacks the ramifications of these cemeteries, seeking to understand our past and present relationships with the “otherness” of those interred.

To learn more about THE FATE OF HUMAN BEINGS, please visit the film’s website.

Do you know someone buried in a state institution cemetery? Are you restoring your local cemetery? We want to hear from you. Contact Director Heather Cassano at

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