Acupuncture Relief Project presents a world premier screening of
Compassion Connects: Ancient Medicine for Modern Health Care
Hollywood Theater, Portland Oregon, June 13th 2012, 7:30pm
Free Admission • Donations Appreciated
In 2011, film-maker Tristan Stoch followed a team of Acupuncture Relief Project volunteer practitioners during their stay at the Vajra Varahi Clinic in Chapagaon, Nepal. In this short film he successfully illustrates many of the complexities of providing primary medical care in a third world environment.
Since 2008 Acupuncture Relief Project has provided over 100,000 treatments to patients living in rural villages outside of Kathmandu Nepal. Acupuncture offers an inexpensive, sustainable method of providing communities access to medical evaluation and basic care.
Please join us Wednesday, June 13th for a celebration of Acupuncture Relief Project’s work in Nepal. Between the two screenings of the film, Project Director Andrew Schlabach will give a brief talk about the organization’s accomplishments.
7:30 pm :Premier Screening of Compassion Connects
8:00 pm: Presentation by Andrew Schlabach: Acupuncture as Primary Care in the Third World
8:45 pm: Second screening of Compassion Connects
Compassion Connects: Synopsis
Against tremendous obstacles of poverty, in regions where the struggle to survive often usurp basic medical needs, five volunteer acupuncturists, set up a health clinic in Nepal. Through providing basic primary health care, a connection emerges between patient and practitioner that act as a vehicle for exploring fundamental questions about what it means have compassion, and elementarily, what it means to be a good human being. These relationships have long-lasting effects both personally and socially, bringing waves of compassion to all communities, at home and in Nepal, creating meaning, changing lives, changing communities.
For more information please visit: www.CompassionConnects.org
Click here to watch the Compassion Connects theatrical trailer: How far would your go to inspire hope?