Neuro Film Series - "When I Walk"

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 18:30to21:00
Montreal Neurological Institute de Grandpre Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA
No cost

The 2017 Neuro Film Series continues on May 10 at 6:30 p.m. with the screening of “When I Walk”.

About the film, When I Walk

In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation at the beach with family when, suddenly, he fell down. He couldn't get back up. His legs had stopped working; his disease could no longer be ignored. Just a few months earlier doctors had told him that he had multiple sclerosis, which could lead to loss of vision and muscle control, as well as a myriad of other complications. Jason tried exercise to help cope, but the problem only worsened. After his dispiriting fall on the beach, he turned to his Mom, who reminded him that, despite his disease, he was still a fortunate kid who had the opportunity to pursue the things he loved most: art and filmmaking. Jason picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body, and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery, and love.

About the host, Zografos ‘Aki’ Caramanos

Neuro host, Zografos 'Aki' Caramanos is a Research Assistant and Lab Coordinator in Dr. Douglas Arnold's Magnetic Resonance Studies Lab, a brain imaging lab at The Neuro, where he makes use of magnetic resonance imaging data in order to better understand the relationship between neuropathology and disability in people living with multiple sclerosis.

Both the movie and popcorn are FREE! Everyone is most welcome!
Films take place at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (3801 University Street), in the de Grandpré Communications Centre

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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a bilingual academic healthcare institution. We are a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high-quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.




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