Does someone going through a psychological crisis truly have a "broken brain?" The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts western views about mental illness, from anxiety to psychosis. The documentary Crazywise explores what can be learned from people around the globe who have turned their mental health crises into positive transformative experiences through alternative treatments outside of traditional options used by western mental health professionals (such as psychiatry). Go on this journey, as filmmakers explore indigenous wisdom: shamanic practices, psychedelics, spiritual awakenings, and more. Crazy or wise, you decide.
Featuring: Adam Gentry, Ekhaya Esima, Robert Whitaker, Allen Frances, Dwayne Stone, Thupten Ngodrup, Sandra Ingerman, Roger Walsh, Gabor Mate, Peter Gotszche, Daniel Siegel, Sara Pelfrey, Makia Oaks, Robert Thurman, Roshi Joan Halifax, John Read, Alberto Villoldo, James Baraz, Angeles Arrien, Carroll Dunham, Krista MacKinnon, Stanislov Grof, Laura Delano, Yeye Gogo Nana
Directors: Phil Borges, Kevin Tomlinson