I am We

I am We

A Feature Documentary

Denise Murray has been living with Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder since she was a little girl. Her disorder is a direct result of repeated sexual abuse for more than a decade at the hands of her grandfather. In order to survive, her mind devised a system for compartmentalizing experiences and emotions, by splitting off more than forty separate alter personality states. As more and more of her personality states reveal their memories to Denise about her past, she is forced to confront unimaginable truths about her childhood and her family. While her disorder protected her from knowing the truth as a child, they are now interfering with her ability to live a normal life as a wife, mother and grandmother.

 

Denise’s family and close friends support her journey of healing and travel with her to the Infinite Mind Conference, an annual conference for people living with D.I.D. The filmmakers have gained unprecedented access to more than 250 people from around the world who are attending the conference to support and share their experiences of living with D.I.D. There is no other conference like it in the world.

 

Robert Oxnam, President Emeritus of the Asia Society New York, is one of the most well-known child sexual abuse survivors with D.I.D. In business, he served as an advisor to world business leaders and to U.S. President George H. W. Bush, but privately he suffered the lasting effects of his childhood abuse. Having merged his many personality states down to only four manageable personalities, his 30-year path of healing and integration serves as a framework and inspiration for Denise’s painful journey.

 

D.I.D. is one of the most controversial medical disorders, but a recent brain imaging study conducted by the Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London concluded that there are concrete differences between healthy brains and the brains of people with D.I.D. Dr. Simone Reinders will be sharing the results of her study in the film, while Denise participates in a separate D.I.D. brain imaging study currently being conducted at Harvard University’s McLean Hospital.

 

As Denise searches for the answers to healing from her past, these two studies may prove once and for all that D.I.D. is a measurable psychiatric disorder, caused by severe childhood trauma. Denise’s participation will play a pivotal role in dispelling the myths, stereotypes and the shame associated with D.I.D.

 

 

 

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Robert Oxnam, President Emeritus of the Asia Society New York, is one of the most well-known child sexual abuse survivors with D.I.D. In business, he served as an advisor to world business leaders and to U.S. President George H. W. Bush, but privately he suffered the lasting effects of his childhood abuse. Having merged his many personality states down to only four manageable personalities, his 30-year path of healing and integration serves as a framework and inspiration for Denise’s painful journey.

I am We

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I am We