DEBRIEF CIRCLE

DEBRIEF CIRCLE

TOPIC: COMMUNITY

TYPE: DISCUSSION

An unintended consequence of being an artist or arts worker is that we may lack the time or space to be able to talk through difficult situations in supportive ways. During this Debrief Circle, we will both hold space for debriefing difficult situations we have witnessed or been a part of within Toronto arts communities as well as learn how to debrief effectively.  Through creating space to share, listen and offer support, our brains start to “re-wire” and we can begin to process and transform conflict together.

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 4-6 PM
TMAC - Toronto Media Arts Centre

32 Lisgar Street
Toronto, Ontario

FREE
ACCESSIBILITY

Wheelchair Accessible Venue

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Our Wonderful Lives (Nos vies formidables)

Our Wonderful Lives (Nos vies formidables)

  • Saturday, October 12, 4:00 PM
AGO

317 Dundas St. W
Toronto

ACCESSIBILITY

Wheelchair Accessible Venue, Open Captions

Fabienne Godet / 2018 / French with English Subtitles / France / 117 min / Toronto Premiere

GENRE: FICTION

TYPE: FILM

Group therapy sessions. Community meals. Heartfelt conversations. This life is foreign to Margot (Julie Moulier), a thirty something woman from a wealthy French family. Margot lives with addiction and she’s just enrolled in a rehab facility in a remote French countryside. It’s quaint and dreamlike in the country which is the complete opposite of Margot’s fevered mental state. Her repressed feelings make Margot reluctant to open up to strangers. She doesn’t believe in the community approach to recovery. What might happen if she actually let go of her fears and allowed others in?  Margot’s character offers audiences an intimate examination of the deep-rooted psychological causes of addiction. Our Wonderful Lives gives us a nuanced and refreshing look into community based recovery and the significance of something as simple as friendship.

(En Français)

GENRE: FICTION

SUJET: TOXICOMANIE, COMMUNAUTÉ, AMITIÉ, THÉRAPIE DE GROUPE, RÉADAPTATION

TYPE: FILM

Séances de thérapie de groupe. Repas communautaires. Conversations sincères. Cette vie est étrangère à Margot (Julie Moulier), une femme d’une trentaine d’années issue d’une famille bourgeoise française. Margot est toxicomane et elle vient de s’inscrire dans un centre de réadaptation situé dans une campagne française isolée. La vie y est douce et onirique, tout à l’inverse de la fièvre mentale de Margot. Ses sentiments refoulés empêchent Margot de s’ouvrir aux autres patients. Elle ne croit pas à la réadaptation à base communautaire. Que pourrait-il arriver si elle abandonnait ses peurs et s’ouvrait à autrui? Le personnage de Margot offre au public un examen intime des causes psychologiques profondes de la dépendance. Nos Vies formidables nous donne un regard nuancé et rafraîchissant sur la réadaptation à base communautaire et la signification de quelque chose d’aussi simple que l’amitié.

CO-PRESENTERS