On Nov. 20, Cascade Acupuncture Center will host the film “9000 Needles” at Columbia Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m.
The film follows 40-year-old Devin Dearth who, after suffering a devastating stroke, faces dismal odds of recovery. In a desperate search for an answer, his community and family rally behind him, raising the necessary funds and support to send Devin on an unconventional journey to China where he will participate in a program which uses acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicines to treat stroke patients.
Upon arriving in China, his courage, faith and desire to overcome are tested on a daily basis. The trials he and his family endure along the way are reminders that the human spirit can transcend any boundaries while exploring a universal community of healing and transformation.
A panel of acupuncturist and health care providers will be on hand for a discussion about acupuncture treatment and challenges following the film.
Tickets are $5 at the door. Columbia Center for the Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in downtown Hood River.