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Crazywise (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 21 May 2017 (USA)
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 »

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Phil Borges (story), Phil Borges

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Credited cast:
Angeles Arrien Angeles Arrien ... Self
Phil Borges Phil Borges ... Narrator
Laura Delano Laura Delano ... Self
Carroll Dunham Carroll Dunham ... Self
Ekhaya Esima Ekhaya Esima ... Self
Allen Frances Allen Frances ... Self
Adam Gentry Adam Gentry ... Self
Peter Gotszche Peter Gotszche ... Self
Stanislav Grof ... Self
Joan Halifax Joan Halifax ... Self
Will Hall Will Hall ... Self
Sandra Ingerman Sandra Ingerman ... Self
Denise Maratos Denise Maratos ... Self
Gabor Maté Gabor Maté ... Self (as Gabor Mate)
Krista McKinnon Krista McKinnon ... Self
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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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Country:

USA | Ecuador | Mongolia | Russia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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16 : 9
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