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We've Been There

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York University, Toronto, Ontario: 16mm.

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario: VHS.


Online Database National Film Board of Canada.
"An hour-long introduction to self-help groups in North America -- a fast-growing movement of fifteen million people who meet regularly to discuss and find solutions to mutual problems. Through interviews with founders, observers, and members of several Canadian and American groups, the film reveals why the self-help concept produces lasting results and why many groups have been modelled on Alcoholics Anonymous. An ideal audiovisual tool for self-help groups wanting to explain the concept to potential members, this documentary will also prove extremely useful to existing groups interested in forming networks, and to community, health-care and social service agencies whose clients want to set up a group of their own."

University of Waterloo Audiovisual Services Catalog.
"An introduction to the self-help movement in North America—a fast-growing network of some 15 million people with a variety of physical, emotional or financial problems—who meet regularly in support groups with others like themselves, to find lasting solutions to their shared problems."