August 08, 2006

Soma: An Anarchist Therapy screenings in the Bay Area

By Nick
With difficulty walking, and half-blinded from torture by the Brazilian military dictatorship, 79 year-old Roberto Freire continues to develop somatherapy, completing his life's work. Incorporating the ideas of Wilhelm Reich, the politics of anarchism, and the culture of capoeira angola, Soma is used by therapists organized in anarchist collectives to fight the psychological effects of authoritarianism. Nick Cooper travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Bahia, and São Paulo to find the exercises, principles, voices, and movement of somatherapy.
an anarchist therapy a documentary by Nick Cooper

watch the trailer, More reading: Slingshot Article ! Soma book PDF

8/11 ATA, 8pm, 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 824-3890
8/12 Station 40, 6pm, 3030b 16th st., SF, CA
8/13 The Longhaul, 7:30, 3124 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA (510) 540 - 0751


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