Nov
21
"The Great Disconnect" documentary screening
With Alberta Avenue Community League
Event Details
21 November 2019
6:30pm9:00pm MST
Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210 118 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G0N2, Canada
About the Event
6:30 Pizza & conversation
6:55 Popcorn
7:00 Screening
8:00 Discussion & connecting

Childminding available

We are excited to be hosting a screening of the timely documentary The Great Disconnect.

It was written, directed and produced by passionate filmmakers wanting to make a difference in the lives of people in their communities and globally.

Strengthening our communities and neighbourhoods has been a priority in the district for many years which is why we are excited to bring this film to our community.

The film attempts to:

• Address mental health - a public health crisis affecting many citizens and residents on the island.
• Educate local residents about the importance of community wellbeing and how it can improve not only their personal health but the health of their whole community.
• Teach us many ways citizens and residents can create more opportunities to strengthen their communities and social connections.

View the trailer here: https://disconnecteddoc.com/

Synopsis
We are living in a time that has been described as the age of loneliness. Despite Western advances in technology, living conditions, education and healthcare, we, as a society, are isolating ourselves from one another, and because of this, facing a health crisis that affects all ages, genders, races, and cultures.

But how have we become so disconnected? And what can we do to change the status quo and fulfill our potential for health and well-being?

Join wellness expert Tamer Soliman as he journeys through North American cities to meet with local citizens, community activists, and leading authorities on social, economic, and urban planning to discover the true factors that have profound and lasting impacts, not only on our health, but the health of the communities in which we live.

This timely documentary invites us to reflect on the relationships we have with those around us and raises the question: is it possible to overcome our modern culture of disconnectedness and rediscover how truly essential we are to one other?
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