Discussing & Connecting

Saturday Afternoon Cinema: CrazyWise

Crazy...or wise? Indigenous cultures address "mental illnesses" quite differently from western societies. Are symptoms 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.

During a quarter-century documenting indigenous cultures, human-rights photographer and filmmaker Phil Borges often saw these cultures identify "psychotic" symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential. He was intrigued by how differently psychosis is defined and treated in the West.

Through interviews with renowned mental health professionals, Phil explores the growing severity of the mental health crisis in America dominated by biomedical psychiatry. He discovers a growing movement of professionals and psychiatric survivors who demand alternative treatments that focus on recovery, nurturing social connections, and finding meaning.

Official Selection at the Seattle International Film Festival. 83 minutes. Released in 2017

We will be meeting at 2pm to discuss the film, which you will need to watch on your own time beforehand. All movies are streaming for FREE on NVDPL’s movie streaming service Kanopy. This service is available to anyone residing in North Vancouver District.  Please note that your access to Kanopy is limited to 4 films per calendar month.  Link to Kanopy information and instructions: https://nvdpl.ca/accessing-kanopy 

NVDPL Kanopy link to the film: https://nvdpl.kanopy.com/video/crazywise

NVDPL DVD link: https://nvdpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/803512032

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. 

Location: 

Zoom 3

Time: 

Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Audience: 

  • Adults

DocuTalk: Forgiving the Unforgivable

Join us as we watch a short documentary and then connect via Zoom to discuss it! We will be watching documentaries that touch on social, cultural, political, and global issues. Then, we’ll have an open discussion and exchange of ideas over the film’s topic.


F
orgiving the Unforgivable

Saturday June 26th | 2:00pm-3:30pm

Forgiving the Unforgivable is a thought-provoking documentary that explores resilience, and the difficult process of moving from grief to compassion to forgiveness. Through three unforgettable and uplifting stories, Forgiving the Unforgivable challenges us to examine our own beliefs about forgiveness and ask “What would the world look like if we could learn to forgive one another?” 

This meeting will be held on Zoom. You can watch the film with the group at 2:00pm, or watch on your own and join us 5-10 minutes before 3:00pm for a great discussion!

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

Location: 

Zoom 3

Time: 

Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Audience: 

  • Adults

Registration: 

DocuTalk: Beyond Human Power

Join us as we watch a short documentary and then connect via Zoom to discuss it! We will be watching documentaries that touch on social, cultural, political, and global issues. Then, we’ll have an open discussion and exchange of ideas over the film’s topic.


B
eyond Human Power

Thursday, June 17 | 2:00pm-3:30pm

Canada once jailed indigenous peoples for dancing, but today new generations are finding inner balance through their dance cultures. This local documentary illustrates how indigenous dancers connect with their power through performance. 'When we dance, we are whole,' says Vancouver musician and dancer Edzi'u Loverin.

This meeting will be held on Zoom. You can watch the film with the group at 2:00pm, or watch on your own and join us 5-10 minutes before 3:00pm for a great discussion!

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

Location: 

Zoom 3

Time: 

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Audience: 

  • Adults

Registration: 

Thinking Matters with SFU Philosopher's Café host Reema Faris - Virtual

Put your philosopher's hat on and head into a Zoom call to discuss relevant social issues!
 

Come join our regular SFU Philosophers’ Café host Reema Faris for a discussion on topical social issues.

  • May 10: Let’s go to the movies! Hollywood’s big night (The Oscars) was on April 25th. Whether or not you’ve seen the films honoured, overlooked, or ignored, what draws you to the movies and what makes a good movie?

  • June 7: Hey Dad!: given divergent perspectives on masculinity and gender roles, how have your views and understandings of what it means to be a father changed?

  • June 21:Congratulations!: It’s the end of another academic school year in an era of uncertainty. What advice do you have to offer the Class of 2021?

  • July 12: The True North Strong and Free: What does Canada mean to you?

  • August 9: You’ve got a friend in me! Friends are the ones who often help us through the ups and downs of life’s journey. What are your experiences of friendship and how have those relationships changed as the second year of the global pandemic unfolds?

 

 

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. 

 

No registration required! Simply join the Zoom session at the time of the meeting. The Zoom link for this event is: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/97340646880?pwd=cEdJTkIwS3JBUUVsUVVNUm16RUlPdz09

Location: 

Zoom 1

Time: 

Repeats every 2 weeks every Monday 4 times except Mon May 24 2021. Also includes Mon Jul 12 2021, Mon Aug 09 2021.
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, July 5, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Audience: 

  • Adults

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