Films That Transform: In Dialogue With Others On The Journey

January 1, 1970

Films That Transform: In dialogue with others on the journey

The goal of the Programs in Whole Person Care (WPC) is to create a focus for healing and whole person care at McGill. Part of our mandate is to contribute to education related to healing within the University, the wider academic community, and the general public. To that end we have planned a monthly film series which will provide a forum for the general public to meet with the McGill medical community to view and discuss films that will encourage viewers to explore the meaning of healing and “wellness” in daily life.

Electronic media are a powerful way to tap the subconscious. Perhaps it is this power that makes us fear media such as television and film for their destructive potential. Their capacity to promote positive transformation and healing is the other side of the same coin. With the WPC film series, we plan to harness the power of film by matching the showing of films with an introduction and discussion by a panel combining medical and media expertise in dialogue with members of the general public. The goal of the project is to provide an understanding of healing in a modern biomedical context, and to promote recognition of healing as an integral component of medical science and practice.

Each session will feature a special guest, such as Terry Mosher (October), Thomas Moore (April) and Michael Kearney (May), who will lead the discussion following the film. The Tuesday evening film series will run once a month from September 2005 to June 2006.

Tickets are $10 each ($5 for students & seniors. Reserved tickets must be picked up 20 minutes before the start of the presentation.

For information & reservations: Telephone: 514-398-2298

For more information please visit the website.