We are hosting an online screening of a fascinating new documentary, The Wisdom of Trauma (a SAND production directed by Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo, featuring Dr. Gabor Maté) today, Saturday December 4th, from 5 p.m. onwards. Read below for all the details!
Dr. Maté has long been admired for his revolutionary work on addiction, trauma and the healing of mental anguish. ‘The Wisdom of Trauma’ is a powerful examination of what lies at the core of our collective trauma. Dr. Maté states that “our job as humans is to learn from our suffering.” He has witnessed firsthand the enormous potential human beings have for transcending suffering and gaining the wisdom held within it.
The directors say: “When we started this film, we thought that we were among the lucky ones who had had a happy childhood. We thought that trauma was caused by bad things happening to people; REALLY bad things: war, murder, violence, sexual exploitation… But trauma, as we learned from Dr. Gabor Maté, happens to everybody. Individually and collectively we carry a backlog of pain that has never been heard because we miss narratives to help us share, witness and hold space for each other’s deepest wounds. We hold the vision of a society that can acknowledge the truth about shame and the pain of unmet needs that live quietly but widely among us. Trauma cannot always be conquered, fixed, or resolved, but it can be heard, held and loved.”
Register your place here.
Once you have completed the registration (click “register” and fill in the requested information), you will receive an email with a link to the movie, which will be activated from 5.00 p.m. on Saturday December 4th. Please note that each viewer must register individually.
The screening link will be active for 48 hours from the set starting time. You can access the film at your own time within that viewing period, and watch the film as many times as you like.
We ask that when you register to watch the documentary, make a donation to the filmmakers, as they have done an amazing job putting the documentary together.