Doco Recommendo: This Dust of Words

This is one of my all-time favourite documentaries. It’s about Elizabeth (Liz) Wiltsee, a brilliant young woman who excels in every school subject, has a 200 IQ and a special love for literature/writing. It’s the story of a bright light’s slide into paranoid schizophrenia, and a possible mystical experience when homeless towards the tragic end of her life.

From Nothing (poem)


Take zero.

From zero
you can
get one,
and two,
and negative
one and negative

See how
something can come
from nothing?

Remember though,
that there
had to be
that feeling
of playful
with which
to inspire
this little

There had to be
the medium.

There had to be
the Dark Water.