Yearly Archives: 2010

Ben: Diary of a Heroin Addict

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 – 7:30pm
Great Britain 2008. Director: Olly Lambert
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Ian Forbes
Cosponsored by Richmond Hospital’s Dept of Psychiatry.

VANCOUVER PREMIERE – When Ben Rogers picked up a video camera in 2004, he didn’t think he’d be filming the final two years of his life. Ben was 32 at the time and had been a heroin addict for 14 years.

0.9 Ampere

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 – 7:30pm VANCOUVER PREMIERE
Italy 2008. Director: Giotto Barbieri
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Michael Wilkins-Ho
Co-sponsored by Riverview Hospital Historical Society

imageExpressionistic, thought-provoking documentary addresses the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) — often referred to as “electroshock” — in psychiatry.


Boy Interrupted

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 – 7:30pm
USA 2008. Director: Dana Perry
Post-screening discussion with Judy Davies, Jude Paltzer and Dr. Jana Davidson.

Co-sponsored by Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDA), The Josh Platzer Society, the Crisis Centre and the Child & Adolescent Response Team (CART), Vancouver Community Mental Health Services.

Every parent’s worst nightmare is, unquestionably, the death of their child — the very event experienced by Dana Perry in 2005 with the suicide of her 15-year-old son Evan. A documentary filmmaker by trade, Dana sought solace by creating a film to try to understand the mind of a boy who asked in his suicide note “only to be forgotten.”