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US AND THEM - Documentary Film Screening

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Grande Prairie Live Theatre

10130 98 Ave

Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0P6

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The United Way Alberta Northwest in partnership with HIV North Society is proud to announce a screening of Us and Them by Canadian filmmaker Krista Loughton with Presentation Sponsorship by Skyline Well Testing.

Admission is free, however, donations will be accepted. Please register to reserve your seat. Doors open at 6:30 PM. All proceeds in support of the United Way Alberta Northwest and our community partners.

Us and Them is a film that shatters misconceptions about why people end up on the streets through its compassionate narrative. Short panel discussion with the film's writer and director, Krista Loughton to follow.

US AND THEM SYNOPSIS:

Filmed over a decade, Us and Them is a deeply visceral film about transformation through human connection. It all begins when filmmaker Krista Loughton is questioned by addiction expert Dr. Gabor Maté about her need to relieve pain in the world. This takes her back in time when she befriended four chronically homeless people in an effort to help them heal their lives.

Under the mentorship of Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., Krista decides to teach her friends how to balance on the First Nations Medicine Wheel. In the beginning, there is connection and hope, but unfortunately, none are able to conquer their addictions or significantly change their lives. And then tragically, one dies. Out of her league, Krista seeks out the counsel of Dr. Maté, who forces her to confront her own motivations. Krista confesses her own emotional struggles with her remaining street friends. They display an extraordinary empathy, wisdom, and articulation no one could have anticipated.

Us and Them was written and directed by Loughton and award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Abbott. Abbott is the co-director and editor of the widely acclaimed film, The Corporation, one of Canada's most successful documentaries.

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