Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Free Showings of Spinal Cord Injury Documentaries

At the Portage 16 Theater at 6550 U.S. Highway 6 in Portage, Indiana, the Northwest Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Group will be offering free showings of certain spinal cord injury documentaries, beginning on July 20th at 2 p.m. with Christopher Reeve: Hope in Motion. This film documents the life of Christopher Reeve, an actor and advocate for stem cell research, as he struggles to regain mobility. Other movies coming later this summer are Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita, which can be seen on August 3rd at 2 p.m., and Murderball, which will be shown on August 17th at 2 p.m. Mapping Stem Cell Research is about a neurologist who is determined to find a way to repair the damaged spinal cord of his daughter, who is injured in a skiing accident; Murderball takes a look at two years in the lives of the United States Para Olympic Quad Rugby Team and the challenges they face. The group is still looking for sponsors for this event, so if you would like become one, please contact nwiscig@gmail.com.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome opportunity. I can't believe someone is doing this for the community. Now my family will see some of what I've been experiencing and learning. I will be there and I can't wait!

Jacques said...

Will the documentaries be available for purchase or download? I am interested in viewing them but will not be able to make it to the venue. Another good inspirational movie is "The Sea Inside" a Spanish movie with English sub titles - based on a true storie about a quadriplegic poet.

Anonymous said...

Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita is for sale on Kartemquin Films' website: www.kartemquin.com

CeDIR said...

The movies will not be available for free or download from this group, but they can be purchased at www.amazon.com.