Phil Borges, CRAZYWISE Producer, set to come to Norwich to discuss his film with Mental Health Clinicians and Peers

CRAZYWISE Film Screening, Presentation, Discussion and Q+A with Phil Borges, Film Director

Norwich Puppet Theatre, Sat 17th March 1.30 – 5.15pm 


Is there an alternative way of making sense of mental illness that is potentially more empowering and helpful for people experiencing psychological distress? 

This film screening and discussion is aiming to open up conversations that will continue at various events over the coming year, with a particular focus on bridging relationships between Mental Health Clinicians and Peers. Have you been affected by mental health issues or supported someone who has? Are you interested in finding out about what developments are happening both locally and worldwide with the aim to transform the current bio- medical model paradigm in Psychiatry? Then this event is for you… 



Arrival from 1pm for a 1.30pm start

1.30pm Introduction by Katie Mottram, Founder of the aligned #EmergingProud campaign

1.45pm Full screening of the CRAZYWISE Film


CRAZYWISE Film: Crazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or just a ‘broken brain’? The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience. Click here to see the extended trailer.

3.10pm Break (the theatre cafe / bar will be open)

3.30pm: Live in- person presentation, discussion and Q+A session with Phil Borges, CRAZYWISE Film Producer 


4.30pm: Entertainment from our special guests the NORWICH ROCK CHOIR! (**More info below)

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5.00pm: Closure of the event and announcement by Katie Mottram and Linda Allen of KindaListening (



Special guest, Phil Borges, CRAZYWISE film Producer

For over twenty-five years Phil Borges has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures, striving to create an understanding of the challenges they face. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and his award winning books, which have been published in four languages, include Tibetan Portrait; Enduring Spirit; Women Empowered and Tibet: Culture on the Edge.

*Phil’s Documentary, CRAZYWISE reveals a paradigm shift that’s changing the way Western culture defines and treats “mental illness”. The film highlights a survivor-led movement demanding more choices from a mental health care system in crisis. 

Phil has hosted television documentaries on indigenous cultures for Discovery and National Geographic channels. An experienced lecturer, Phil regularly presents at universities, teaches workshops, and has given several TED talks; including TED in 2007, and TEDxUMKC in 2013.

Providing uplifting entertainment on the day; Jessica Allen and the Norwich Rock Choir!

Rock Choir is the UK’s largest and most popular contemporary choir, with in excess of 25,000 members in over 340 local communities nationwide including your local Rock Choir in Norwich, Thorpe, Wymondham and Beccles run by Rock Choir leader, Jessica Allen. Rock Choir offers adults and teenagers an alternative experience to the traditional classical orcommunity choir, pioneering a new approach to vocal training and entertainment plus the chance to sing and perform popular contemporary songs, with no auditions and norequirements to read music or have any previous singing experience. Rock Choir is foranyone who just loves to sing!

New members are always very welcome and anyone interested in joining can try a FREE

90-minute taster session, just visit

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