Last night I showed the documentary, Crazywise to about 35 people at the Meadows Branch of the Boulder Public Library. Audience discussion followed the presentation. I believe this film is very important for raising community consciousness, so I’ve taken on the task of presenting it in different parts of Colorado. There will be another event in Boulder this Fall and I am in the process of planning events for Denver, Fort Collins and Longmont.
Crazywise is being shown in various venues in the United States and internationally with no charge to those who attend. Crazywise was produced to challenge the mainstream prospective on “mental illness”and the dearth of treatments and supports available to those who experience extreme altered states of emotions and consciousness.
What follows is a brief description from the filmmaker and a comment that is pretty typical of those who have seen Crazywise.
Crazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience.
“I can hardly describe the effect that this incredibly powerful and profound documentary had on me. I cried at the end. It touched my soul and moved me beyond words. I felt connected to the reality of the folks in it. I have always felt a spiritual dimension to having voices and seeing visions.” Joanne Newman
When Crazywise comes to a community near you I strongly encourage you to find a way to attend.