RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND THE SCIENCE OF HOPE
Opens on May 10
Director: Mikhail Mordasov, Nadezhda Grebennikova, Paul E. Richardson Run Time: 120 min. Rating: Not rated Release Year: 2018 Language: Russian
THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.
Panel and Q&A after the film. Presented in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month and Children’s Mental Health Week.
Free admission, two tickets per person, first come first served. Plays Wednesday, May 10th at 5:30 pm. Tickets will be available Tuesday, April 4th.