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CRAZYWISE Community Screening

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Work Nicer Coworking #600

630 8 Avenue Southwest

Calgary, AB T2P 1G6

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Crazy…or wise?

The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or just a ‘broken brain’? The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience.

This groundbreaking documentary directed by Phil Borges, a human-rights photographer and filmmaker, and co-directed by Kevin Tomlinson, introduces renowned mental health professionals and psychiatric survivors exploring the wisdom and meaning in the human experiences we often call crazy.

CRAZYWISE follows two young Americans diagnosed with “mental illness.” Adam, 27, suffers devastating side effects from medications before embracing meditation in hopes of recovery. Ekhaya, 32, survives childhood molestation and several suicide attempts before spiritual training to become a traditional South African healer gives her suffering meaning and brings a deeper purpose to her life.

"I now believe that shifting our point of view can help individuals like Adam and Ekhaya find meaning, dignity, and a better place in the world," said Phil after finishing his multi-year filming of CRAZYWISE.

We bring this incredible work to Calgary hoping that CRAZYWISE will help transform the way we frame and treat a mental health crisis—be it with a friend, co-worker, or loved one. Our goal is to restore connections and conversations among families, and to re-awaken the hope of recovery in the face of overwhelming stigma and fear.

The 90-minute screening on June 11th will be followed by a discussion with a panel of recognized local mental health professionals and ambassadors of alternative treatments that focus on recovery, nurturing social connections, and finding meaning.

This is our first event in Alberta and due to the limited number of tickets, registration is required to reserve your seat. You have a choice to reserve a free (Community) Ticket or get the Donor Ticket that will ask you to make a donation to WEMA. As a new non-profit without government funding (yet), we appreciate your support and donations and will give you a priority in choosing your seat at the event. If you reseve a free ticket - please plan to attend and cancel if you change your mind. We belive this movie should be seen and we want to give this opportunity to as many people as we can, so let's be thoughtful of each other.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

For questions or concerns, please email at hello@wemacalgary.org.

We look forward to having you join us for the afternoon of fun learning and empowerment!


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