Soma: An Anarchist Therapy

Documentary Screening

Monday, August 21
Free (Donations helpful)

About Soma

Documentary filmmaker Nick Cooper presents his work Soma: An Anarchist Therapy, about Roberto Freire’s somatherapy, which incorporates 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.

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For those interested, Nick will conduct a workshop on the therapy after the screening:

workshop: Nazis Vs. Zapatistas: The Struggle Against Cooptation

Lao-Tsu, the author of the Tao Te Ching and Subcomandante Marcos, of the Zapatistas both talk about the power of water — seemingly weaker, but ultimately stronger than the more familiar power of swords. To struggle against oppression in ways that don’t create other oppressions, we will explore the anti-fascist non-hierarchical currents in history, philosophy, psychology, criticism, and organizing tactics.

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