In a Strange Land, 1956

As part of a larger campaign to reform and modernize the state hospital system in Texas, the Hogg Foundation presented its own vision for mental health services in April 1956, with the release of In a Strange Land. The thirty-minute documentary film was written by program officer Bert Kruger Smith, and produced by the Hogg Foundation with support from the film department at the University of Texas and the Texas Jaycees. Shot entirely at Terrell State Hospital, the film dramatically portrayed the life of people with mental illness, both inside and outside the state's mental hospitals.

Smith, Bert Kruger, In a Strange Land, 1956. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.