Next week at the second annual Byron Bay Science Film & Talk Fest, Laura-Doe Harris, pleasure coach, and Alan Hainsworth, mental health nurse, discuss our misconceptions about sex and wellbeing. What is ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ and who says? What is the biology to our thoughts and intimacies? What are the taboos around sex over 50? And what is the impact on our community of the DSM-V (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the controversial American index of mental disorders?
Here is your chance to view some provocative films:
Still Doing It – the intimate lives of women over 65 (previewed above): director Deirdre Fishel takes an intimate look at the sexuality of women over 65, and this culture’s extreme ageism, through the lives of nine women age 65 to 87
abNormal: how do our suburban lifestyles threaten our sanity?
Madly Gifted: ‘seeing through the eyes of bipolar artists’
Friday September 21, 6pm, Southern Cross University room, upstairs at the Byron Bay Community Centre.
Hosted by Mary Gardner and the Nature Science Network with support by Women in Beauty
This is the second of four talks and films, incorporating SCINEMA 2012 and providing a platform for guest speakers (local and out of town) to reach local audiences. The final two events are:
Friday October 19: Listening & Hearing Worlds – 6pm;
Friday November 16: The Many Ways Creatures See It – 6pm.
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