We are pleased to announce that in collaboration with community partners we are bringing to you a series of three events: Three Movies One Dialogue.
Three Independent movies sharing =different perspectives on human experiences clinicians call “serious mental illness” but you don’t have to.
Each event will also include a dialogue with invited guests and opportunity for questions.
One series, three evenings, three movie screenings, each movie independently produced, each screening including a panel of invited guests.
We invite you to a dialogue: a conversation with a centre and no sides, sharing many perspectives and world views on what often gets called “serious mental illness”.
HEALING VOICES is a feature-length documentary examining experiences commonly labeled as ‘psychosis’ or ‘mental illness’ in society, and a critical look at America’s broken mental health care system.
Director: PJ Moynihan
Crazy…or wise? Ancient 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.
Director: Phil Borges
THEY HEARD VOICES
An “illness” with no “cure”, the label schizophrenia has persisted for over a century. Toronto-based filmmaker Jonathan Balasz’s film offers multiple perspectives. Is “schizophrenia” hard science? Or an arbitrary, catch-all term with no real meaning? The film weaves a series of wide-ranging interviews with voice hearers, medical historians, anthropologists and psychiatrists from Britain and America, presenting different people’s views side-by-side. The result offers a tapestry of contrasting colours.
Director: Jonathan Balasz
Free – Reserve yours on Eventbrite.
Note: Please Arrive by 6:45pm – after that we reserve the right to allocate unused spaced for first come, first in any rush line.
- #1 THEY HEARD VOICES Thur, 8th Feb
- #2 CRAZYWISE Thur, 22nd Mar
- #3 THEY HEARD VOICES Thur, 5th April
This series is brought to you by a community partnership between:
- Grad Minds – UofT Graduate Students’ Union’s mental health committee,
- Toronto branch of ISPS-US, International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis,
- Recoverynetwork: Toronto.
Community partners and co-hosts
Printer-friendly Information Pack: Three Movies One Dialogue – Info Pack
The screenings are free to attend: you can reserve your seat online Eventbrite.