Healing Homes Film w/Daniel Mackler Premieres in March; Multiple Showings!

Submitted by admin on Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:31

Healing Homes Film Premiere:
The Alternative Perspectives Film Series will kick off its Spring season with the world premiere of Daniel Macklers Healing Homes.  The film chronicles the work of the Family Care Foundation in Gothenburg, Sweden.  The organization, backed by over twenty years of experience, places people who have struggled within the traditional system with host families -- predominately farm families in the Swedish countryside -- as a start for a whole new life journey. 

Robert Whitaker (Author, Anatomy of an Epidemic and Mad in America) said about this film: "If you want to think of alternatives to biological psychiatry and its treatment for mental disorders, watch Healing Homes and ask yourself:  Which way is better?  The words of a young mother, finding refuge on a farm in Sweden, will stay with you: 'If you do not have love, you cannot help."  Healing Homes is a moving, thoughtful and inspiring film."

Daniel himself is also a former therapist and started his filmmaking career with the creation of Take These Broken Wings, featuring the powerful recovery stories of Catherine Penny and Joanne Greenberg. 

To view a trailer for Healing Homes, on Youtube please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp-YMJFUtn4.


Film Screening Times & Locations
Monday, 03/07 ? 6pm to 8pm
Center for Human Development,
332 Birnie Ave, Springfield
Co-sponsored: WM RLC & Center for Human Development

Tuesday, 03/08 ? 4pm to 6pm
Jae?s Spice Restaurant, 2nd Floor
297 North Street, Pittsfield
Co-sponsored: WM RLC & the Brien Center

Wednesday, 03/09 ? 2pm to 4pm
Advocates, Inc.
1881 Worcester Rd, Framingham
Co-sponsored: WM RLC &  Advocates, Inc.

Thursday, 03/10 ? 10am to 12pm
Boston Resource Center,
Solomon Carter Fuller MHC,
85 East Newton St, Boston
Co-sponsored: WM RLC &  Metro Boston  RLC

Thursday, 03/10 ? 2pm to 4pm
Arlington Town Hall
730 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington
Co-sponsored: WM RLC &  Metro Suburban RLC

Friday, 03/11 ? 12pm to 2pm
Central Mass RLC?s Worcester Center
91 Stafford Street, Worcester
Co-sponsored: WM RLC &  Central Mass RLC

Friday, 03/11 ? 430pm to 630pm
The Recovery Annex,
74 Federal Street, Greenfield
Co-sponsored: WM RLC &  Clinical & Support Options

All screenings are free and open to the public. No advanced sign up necessary. Co-sponsored by Freedom Center.

For more information:
(413) 539-5941 ext. 301

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