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Andy Irons - Kissed by God

Hosted by the Consul of the Helsinki Healthy Living & Fun Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 03 Nov 19:30 - Sun 04 Nov 04:00

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A film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons.

Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily. Andy was an incredible presence on the world stage as the "People's Champion." He was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his blue collar rise to fame and success.

However, many were unaware of his internal battles that led to his demise.

As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy's life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases.

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ATTENTION: Movie starts 19:45hrs.

Substance abuse is not the only type of addiction that exists.

There is gambling, sex and addiction to drama. Here in Internations there is a prevalent addiction to envy, bad-mouthing and gossiping.

May this event serve to raise awareness and wake-up call to understand what is behind an addictive behavior, the struggles and inferiority-complexes that this people have and how may we help, either by not encouraging the behavior, by searching and recommending proper psychological help or by keeping safe distance.

Any drug addiction or psychological addiction (as the ones I mentioned above) are destructive for the self and for the community.

Please, do not encourage this people. Instead, have a mind of your own. Ask. Educate yourself. If you can't help them, then take safe distance and don't get dragged.

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The event is organized by the Finnish Association of Surf Suomen Lainelautaliitto. After the movie we have the Instagram contest #surfsuomi18 and then party with the community. You can stay or leave after the movie.