Virginia Film Festival: Health-Related Films
The 31st annual Virginia Film Festival (Nov 1 - Nov 4) is coming soon and below are some healthcare related films to watch!
55 Steps - Based on a true story, [the main character] becomes the primary plaintiff in a 1980s California court case seeking to give short-term mental hospital patients the right to refuse anti-psychotic medications
The Providers - Set in northern New Mexico, The Providers documents the trials of three healthcare providers facing ongoing physician shortages and a crippling opioid epidemic
Revolutionizing Dementia Care - Revolutionizing Dementia Care explores how those living with dementia can continue to live full and meaningful lives, even as the disease progresses
Run While You Can - In 2011, Sam Fox embarked on an unbelievable challenge: to run along the Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico at record-breaking speed. Emboldened by his mother’s ongoing struggle with Parkinson’s disease, Fox runs both to raise awareness for the illness and to express gratitude for his mother’s strength
Short Films: Our World - Features prevalent, global and national issues occurring today
Un Traductor - In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear crisis, Malin, a professor of Russian Literature at the University of Havana, must act as a translator between Cuban doctors and young victims sent from the Soviet Union to receive medical treatment
More information on the VFF and schedule can be found here.