The Phoenix, Exeter now have tickets available for the film Crazywise and a post-screening discussion on November 14th from 7:15pm.
These are FREE on a first come, first served basis plus the kind people at The Phoenix have waived their booking fee.
We anticipate this will be a very popular evening so please book early to avoid disappointment.
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.
Crazywise doesn’t aim to over-romanticize indigenous wisdom, or completely condemn Western treatment. Not enery indigenous person who has a crisis becomes a shaman. And many individuals benefit from Western medications.
However, indigenous peoples’ acceptance of non-ordinary states of consciousness, along with rituals and metaphors that form deep connections to nature, to each other, and to ancestors, is something we can learn from.