Challenging assumptions about medical treatment and medicine is the topic of a new documentary premiering at the Palm Desert Campus of Cal State San Bernardino.

“HEAL,” by award-winning documentarian Adam Schomer, will be shown on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m., in the campus’s Indian Wells Theater. A Q & A and reception with the filmmakers and a few of those featured in the film will follow the screening on Nov. 17.

“HEAL” takes audiences on a scientific and spiritual journey to discover that one’s thoughts, beliefs and emotions have a huge impact on health and the ability to heal. The film is premiering in New York and Los Angeles, with this showing one of the first public theatrical releases in the nation. The documentary has been honored in the Boston, Maui, Illuminate and Spirit Film Festivals.

 According to the documentary website, “The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. The fact is we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe. This film will empower people with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all.”

 “‘HEAL” not only taps into the brilliant minds of leading scientists and spiritual teachers, but follows three people on actual high stakes healing journeys. Healing can be extremely complex, and deeply personal, but it can also happen spontaneously in a moment. Through these inspiring and emotional stories, the audience finds out what works, what doesn't and why,” according to the documentary website.

 The film features Deepak Chopra, Joe Dispenza, Anita Moorjani, Bruce Lipton, Marianne Williamson, Michael Beckwith, Gregg Braden, Anthony William, Kelly Turner and many more.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at Indian Wells Theater website.

More information on the film can be found at the “HEAL” website.

The Indian Wells Theater is located at 37500 Cook St., Palm Desert.

 Located in beautiful Palm Desert, the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a doctorate in educational leadership, and teacher credentials and certificates. With more than 1,400 students, it is the Coachella Valley’s four-year public university and plays a vital role in educating and training the region’s growing population.

 For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the campus’ Office of Public Affairs at or (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107, or visit the campus website at