Join a community collaboration to bring “I Am Maris” to the community for a free screening at the Wood River Performing Art Center in the Community Campus. A free intro to yoga for all will be provided from 5:15-5:45 thanks to the support of Blaine County Recreation District. Partners will provide an expo of resources from 5:30-6:00 PM. There will be door prizes!! The screening will take place at 6:00 PM and is most appropriate for 6th grade and older.
I Am Maris is a powerful film that engages a much-needed conversation about mental health, self-love, and the power of one person’s story. With infectious authenticity, I Am Maris paints an unguarded portrait of what life with a mental health challenge is like for millions of teens and young adults around the world. But more importantly, it showcases the power of self-love and acceptance that we so often withhold from ourselves.
Using the backdrop of yoga, I Am Maris leaves one uplifted and hopeful, that despite our personal challenges, our story can still have an immense impact to those around us.
Maris Degener is a yogi. She’s a teacher. She’s an inspiration to her students, to the young girls she mentors, and to the thousands who follow her on-line. And she’s only 17.
Unlike other films that focus on the horrors of eating disorders and tend to conclude with relapse or death, this film has a hopeful and helpful point-of-view. Maris’s victory and wise-beyond-her years self-awareness becomes our inspiration to embrace our full and faulted selves and live with fearless authenticity. Like Maris, we are all works in progress.
Thanks to our community partners in making this event possible: Blaine County Recreation District, Blaine County School District, the Advocates, NAMI, Blaine County Probation, Footlight Dance, Crisis Hotline and Lululemon.