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81 mins | Documentary | Byron Community Centre
Tue 10 Oct 7:30 PM
Byron Community Centre
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Director : Kevin Tomlinson, Phil Borges

Producer : Kevin Tomlinson, Phil Borges, Julia Geier, Judy Kaplan, Sandy Jeglum, Debra Thompson Harvey.

What if a psychological crisis was seen as having the potential to be a positive transformative experience, instead of an illness, a "broken brain"?

Human-rights photographer Phil Borges searches out indigenous cultures that identify "psychotic" symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential.

Back in the US, he follows two young Americans diagnosed with a range of mental conditions. Adam suffers devastating side effects from medications before embracing meditation.

Ekhaya, 32, survives several suicide attempts before spiritual training to become a traditional South African healer. CRAZYWISE introduces another way of approaching mental health, and offers a beacon of hope.

Screened at Seattle International Film Festival.

Screens with: iRony, Strange Beasts, Gambling With Minds, Baba

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