What a great Night!! Thanks everyone for coming out to join us and our community partners for this great film and education night.
Us & Them Film and Panel Discussion on Homelessness and Addiction Date: Tuesday January 23, 2018
Door Open: 6:30 Time: 7-9:30 including intermission Entry by donation Location: Island Savings Centre Cowichan Theatre Event Description Us and Them Film: Filmed over a decade, US AND THEM is a deeply visceral film about transformation through human connection. It all begins when filmmaker Krista Loughton is questioned by addiction expert Dr. Gabor Maté about her need to relieve pain in the world. This takes her back in time when she befriended four chronically homeless people in an effort to help them heal their lives.
Under the mentorship of Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., Krista decides to teach her friends how to balance on the First Nations Medicine Wheel. In the beginning, there is connection and hope, but unfortunately, none are able to conquer their addictions or significantly change their lives. And then tragically, one dies. Out of her league, Krista seeks out the counsel of Dr. Maté, who forces her to confront her own motivations. Krista confesses her own emotional struggles with her remaining street friends. They display an extraordinary empathy and wisdom no one could have anticipated. Followed by a panel discussion featuring: Krista Loughton Filmmaker David Mitchell - Warmland House David Street - Warmland House William Jack - House of Friendship Stacy Middlemiss - Stigma MC'd by Fred Roland