Broken Places Documentary Screening

Thursday, November 12 2020

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

452 S. Saginaw St
Flint, MI 48502
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Please join us for a Documentary Screening, Broken Places.

This will be hosted at the Crim Fitness Foundation and led by Crim Mindfulness Coordinator – Partnerships and Resiliency Lead Elizabeth Wise.

Can’t make this one?  Here are the 2020 dates for education on toxic stress, ACES, and resilience: February 4th, February 20th,  April 28th, May 7th, June 16th, July 7th, September 1st,  October 27th, November 12th

About the Film:

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Why are some children permanently damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive? To help answer this question, filmmaker Roger Weisberg dug into his extensive film archive to update a few stories of abused and neglected children he filmed decades ago. Viewers are given a unique time-lapsed perspective on how the trauma that these children experienced shaped their lives as adults. Broken Places interweaves there longitudinal narratives with commentary from a few nationally renowned experts in neurobiology and early childhood development in order to illuminate the devastating impact that childhood adversity as well as the factors that can foster resilience. – Roco Films

Each event has the capacity to include 15 participants. Please consider making a donation to the Crim Mindfulness Initiative. Donate here. Film and discussion will be led by ACE Master Trainer and Crim Mindfulness Coordinator Elizabeth Wise. For more information about Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience, please consider attending our ACE lunch and learns at the Crim Fitness Foundation. Please contact Elizabeth at with questions.

Aces Lunch and Learn Sessions

*You will need a password to register. Please use Crim-Mindfulness-Aces

Film will start promptly at 4:00. Short discussion following.

Disclaimer: This film may be emotionally triggering to some. Please take care of yourself throughout the viewing and plan to participate in the discussion after the film to debrief.