Physician, Heal Thyself

This screening took place on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 6:30 pmYukon Arts Centre

UPDATE: Dr. Gabor Maté will join us zia zoom for the post-screening Q&A!

Physician, Heal Thyself offers a searingly intimate portrait of the celebrated expert on addiction, stress, and trauma, Dr. Gabor Maté. The documentary follows Gabor’s life’s journey, from his start as a young contrarian to a contemporary icon.

In Asher Penn’s feature debut, Dr. Maté shares not only his theories, but also his personal story: his difficult early childhood in Hungary, immigrating to Canada, his experience as a journalist for the UBC student-paper Ubyssey, and his early reputation as a contrarian. Maté candidly discusses his own painful struggles, his complicated behaviors, and his fractured relationships. Physician, Heal Thyself offers hope and comfort, encouraging us to own our failings, share our struggles, and accept our imperfections.


Audience Award Winner at 2023 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Director in attendance. Post screening Q&A.

Genre: Documentary

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