Date(s) - 20/02/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
theDock – Centre for Social Impact, 300-722 Cormorant Street, Victoria
From Feb 20 to Feb 27, theDock – Centre for Social Impact will be hosting its first Community Week. There will be a number of events! All events are a fundraiser to support the Our Place Therapeutic Recovery Community.
Thus, we dedicate this week to:
“Finding a Way Home – Working to Heal Homelessness”.
The week starts of with the screening of Us and Them!
A film written and directed by Krista Loughton and Jennifer Abbott (The Corporation).
The film is rated PG-13.
An inspiring evening followed by an Q&A with Krista Loughton
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.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
You can bring your own bevies and snacks. We will provide popcorn.