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The Grande Event Centre

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North Bay, ON P1B 8K3

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To highlight the importance of community and mutual understanding in North Bay, WE-Tri Canadore Student Leadership Program and United Way Centraide North East Ontario/ Nord-est de l'Ontario are inviting you to come and see the screening of Us and Them. This documentary focuses on the complexities of homelessness, poverty and addiction.

You'll never look at a homeless person the same way again.

This screening will also include guest speaker, Paul O'Byrne. Learn more about Paul O'Byrne, visit www.im1in5.com.

US AND THEM TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/175460546

Free Admission - Limited Tickets Available

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Filmed over a decade, US AND THEM is a deeply visceral film about transformation through human connection. It all begins when filmmaker Krista Loughton is questioned by addiction expert Dr. Gabor Maté about her need to relieve pain in the world. This takes her back in time when she befriended four chronically homeless people in an effort to help them heal their lives.

Under the mentorship of Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., Krista decides to teach her friends how to balance on the First Nations Medicine Wheel. In the beginning, there is connection and hope, but unfortunately, none are able to conquer their addictions or significantly change their lives. And then tragically, one dies. Out of her league, Krista seeks out the counsel of Dr. Maté, who forces her to confront her own motivations. Krista confesses her own emotional struggles with her remaining street friends. They display an extraordinary empathy and wisdom no one could have anticipated.
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