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Crazywise (2016)

What can we learn from those who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience? During a quarter-century documenting indigenous cultures, human-rights ... See full summary »

Writers:

Phil Borges (story), Phil Borges

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Cast

Credited cast:
Angeles Arrien Angeles Arrien ... Herself
Phil Borges Phil Borges ... Narrator
Laura Delano Laura Delano ... Herself
Carroll Dunham Carroll Dunham ... Herself
Ekhaya Esima Ekhaya Esima ... Herself
Allen Frances Allen Frances ... Himself
Adam Gentry Adam Gentry ... Himself
Peter Gotszche Peter Gotszche ... Himself
Stanislav Grof ... Himself
Joan Halifax Joan Halifax ... Herself
Will Hall Will Hall ... Himself
Sandra Ingerman Sandra Ingerman ... Herself
Denise Maratos Denise Maratos ... Herself
Gabor Mate Gabor Mate ... Himself
Krista McKinnon Krista McKinnon ... Herself
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Storyline

What can we learn from those 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 including Gabor Mate, MD, Robert Whitaker, and Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, 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. CRAZYWISE follows two young Americans diagnosed with "mental illness." Adam, 27, suffers devastating side effects from medications before embracing meditation in hopes of ... Written by Phil Borges

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Genres:

Documentary

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Ecuador | Mongolia | Russia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Color

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16 : 9
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