Shot in China, Vanouver Island, Niagara & Ohio, 2008-2012.
Canadian Video artist Lindsay Le Blanc sets out to make an unscripted art film in Asia, but falls dramatically ill on an overnight train-ride to Beijing. Three years later she meets Peggy Thompson, a Victoria-based small business woman who took a radical approach to healing a tumor in her breast. Piecing back through documented footage of her own healing journey, the young artist recognizes that the unexpected path she's traveled on has connected her to six important female healers who have under-utilized power. When a sudden heart-attack kills her 56-year old Uncle, she voyages from Vancouver Island to his funeral in Ohio where she is confronted with the horror of middle America's food and drug industry.
In her mourning, a new conviction emerges that it is her duty to turn her camera to the healers that surround her in Victoria and help put forth their gifts into the world. The film aims to depict the ways in which their offering to the public has the potential to raise us up from a society plagued with nutrition-less food and repressive pharmaceutical drugs that mask symptoms expressed by the body.
Wildcrafting for hawthorn berries on a gulf island with her Herbalist cousin Danielle Savard, she identifies medicine produced by the earth which held the power to prevent her Uncle's death. In this highly personal journey she allows loss to be the catalyst for her new purpose to emerge, traveling back through Peggy's story and revisiting her own healing crisis, only to identify how symptoms act as messengers and that sickness can be seen as a gift to change your life.
Featuring the Voice of Herbalist & Educator 7Song
Special Appearance by Frank Ferrante of the film May I Be Frank http://mayibefrankmovie.com/