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Crazywise

Phil Borges
Kevin Tomlinson
2017, 82 min.

In United States with English, German, Dutch, Spanish, subtitles.

What if a psychological crisis was seen as having the potential to be a positive transformative experience, instead of a "broken brain"?

Director's Statement

I’ve traveled the globe for many years documenting human-rights issues. Along the way, I’ve met many indigenous healers. Many of them were selected as healers after having what Westerners would call a psychotic break. In many cultures, hearing voices and having visions are considered signs of a valuable sensitivity—not a medical problem. I found this contrast to Western culture fascinating and it became the inspiration for CRAZYWISE. 

Category: Documentary.
Themes: Health, Human Rights, Culture, Anthropology.

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