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“A Quest To Heal – Beyond The Physical “ Sydney Film Premiere Screening

August 23, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 AEST


Join us for an inspiring evening of music, film and conversation featuring the Australian premiere screening of
A QUEST TO HEAL – BEYOND THE PHYSICAL a new documentary by award winning film maker Michelle Mahrer.

7 – 9pm $20 Advance Bookings only
Drinks & Chai 6.30pm
Screening 7pm
The screening will be followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Michelle Mahrer and Special guests TBC
MC Karen Swain
Music – Carmella Gitanjali Baynie and Emanuel Lieberfreund


Joao Texeira de Faria, also known as John of God, is a world famous spiritual healer from Brazil who has been attributed to many miracles that science cannot explain. His work attracts both controversy and acclaim. For the past 30 years, thousands of people from all over the world have been flocking to his remote village in Brazil in search of cures for illnesses Western medicine offers little hope. Ten years in the making film maker Michelle Mahrer follows the journey of two of her friends on a healing odyssey to the John of God healing centre in Brazil – Lya Shaked from Australia has terminal cancer, and Fred Porter from USA has HIV. How will their journey unfold? With compelling cinematography and a poetic visual style, A Quest To Heal – Beyond The Physical is an intimate human story that invites us to consider new ways of healing beyond the western medical model, exploring the healing powers of the heart.

“I hope this film will help people on their healing journey offering ways they can help themselves, whether they are suffering from a physical illness, a mental or emotional crises or preparing for death” Michelle Mahrer

To preorder the dvd

What people are saying about the film:

“This movie casts a light on a topic many doctors fear to tread”
Dr Marc Cohen

“A Quest To Heal – Beyond The Physical” is a moving and insightful film. It reminds us that healing extends beyond conventional Western medical notions, and invites us to consider the miraculous “ Megan Wynne Jones

Directed and photographed by Michelle Mahrer
Editors: Melanie Sandford & Uri Mizrahi
Music: Katy Tsai, Rebecca Wermut, Tina Marsden & Lee Hardisty
Sound Design: Cat Cahill

This film has been financed with the assistance of the Documentary Foundation of Australia

For enquiries
Sara Kidd

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August 23, 2017
19:00 - 21:00


The Randwick Ritz Cinema
45 St. Pauls Street,
Randwick,, New South Wales, 2031 Australia

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