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Thursday: Dicentra to Screen rarely shown and controversial documentary on mental health

Dicentra Collective presents a rarely shown and controversial documentary "Titicut Follies" by filmmaker Frederick Wiseman as part of our creating radical communities of care events series. Prefaced with an introduction to the film and followed by a facilitated discussion, we will explore issues such as physical and mental health, confinement, and care.
Dicentra Collective Benefit Film Night at the Red & Black Café

Dicentra Collective presents a rarely shown and controversial documentary "Titicut Follies" by filmmaker Frederick Wiseman as part of our creating radical communities of care events series. Prefaced with an introduction to the film and followed by a facilitated discussion, we will explore issues such as physical and mental health, confinement, and care.

"Titicut Follies" (1967, 84 Minutes, Black & White) is a documentary film about the treatment of inmates and patients at Bridgewater State Hospital for the "criminally insane", a Massachusetts Correctional Institution. The film was banned until 1992, being one of the only in U.S. history to be so for reasons other then pornography. Event participants should note that the film is quite disturbing and at times difficult to watch, as the patients are treated in a horrendous fashion. Dicentra feels that the film provides valuable insight into how those experiencing different realities and mental states are treated in our society.

$1-5 suggested donation for the cause and no one turned away for lack of funds, and of course amazing vegan food and drink via the café!

Thursday, January 29th 2009
6pm at the Red & Black Cafe
400 SE 12th Avenue at Oak
www.redandblackcafe.com

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Dicentra Collective

Dicentra is a Portland, OR area collective actively engaged in creating radical communities of care, networks of support, and movements based on relationship building.

Dicentra Collective intends to create safe, learning space at our events. We ask that participants consider how their language and behavior impacts others in attendance. We are striving for a community that is supportive and inclusive. One where we are able to communicate and work to effectively resolve challenging situations. It will take the collective accountability and awareness of each of us to create this kind of environment. A support team will be available to address any issues that may arise during our events; if you find yourself in need of support please seek out members of our team who will be identified at the start of each event. Please visit www.dicentracollective.org for more information on our policies, procedures and support team.

If you need any accommodation for a special needs please contact us at  info@dicentracollective.com ~ www.dicentracollective.org.

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