CANADIAN CHANGE MAKERS: ALBERTA
The Canadian Change Makers program showcases “change makers” who are driven by the genuine goal of making the world a better place in some way.
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2022 | Canada- Alberta | 21 mins
Director: Anna Cooley
VIEWING REGION: Canada & USA
The lives of a stockbroker, a snowboarder and a Cree entrepreneur are forever changed by addiction. See Me is a story of triumph and tragedy told by the people who live it.
VIEWING REGION: On-site only
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Insanity is both a personal POV documentary about director Wendy Hill-Tout’s and her family’s experience with her brother Bruce, who had schizophrenia and disappeared over 25 years ago. It’s also a look at the country’s mental health crisis,with shocking numbers of people suffering from mental health issues in jails, the justice system, and the streets — and being shot by police. Bruce had a normal childhood, but in his 20s developed the illness. At one point he ended up in Florida, eating out of garbage cans, when he was picked up by police and brought to a hospital. It was the first time the family found out Bruce had an illness —schizophrenia. Years later, Bruce disappeared again. This time, the family never saw him again. Insanity is a plea to do better as a society — to treat those with a mental illness as human beings and provide appropriate services.
2022 | Canada- Alberta | 79 mins