Ms. Nettie Wild and Mr. Philip Owen Lecture

Ms. Nettie Wild and Mr. Philip Owen
Director, FIX: The Story of an Addicted City
Vancouver and
Former Mayor, City of Vancouver

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on January 25, 2003 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

The Politics and Art of a Social Revolution

Nettie Wild is best known for her documentary feature films A Place Called Chiapas (1998), Blockade (1993) and A Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution (1989). Fix: The Story of an Addicted City is her newest release which was launched in cinemas this winter. Fix shared the honors for the Most Popular Canadian Film Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival and is credited by many as having been a major influence on the outcome of the Vancouver municipal election.

Philip Owen served as Vancouver's 42nd Mayor from 1993 to 2002. He has been instrumental in establishing the Four Pillar Approach to Drug Problems which integrates prevention, treatment, enforcement and harm reduction. Mayor Owen has focused his solution on treating addiction as a health problem that affects all communities in the province. He received the BC Provincial Health Officers Award, the first recipient external to the medical field, in recognition of his achievements.

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