2 Films by Oscar-nominee Irene Taylor Brodsky: ONE LAST HUG AND A FEW SMOOCHES & THE FINAL INCH

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Irene Taylor Brodsky’s diverse films have earned her numerous awards, including an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Short for THE FINAL INCH (2009) and a Peabody Award for HEAR AND NOW (2007). Her latest film, ONE LAST HUG AND A FEW SMOOCHES: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP, is an unflinching documentary short film set at Camp Erin—a sleepover summer camp where grieving children of all ethnicities find comfort in one another to deal with their pain. Under the guidance of grief professionals, kids learn that their feelings are normal—and that by talking about them, they can begin to heal. (36 mins.)

 

 

PRECEDED BY
THE FINAL INCH
Nearly 50 years after a vaccine for polio was developed in the United States, the polio virus still finds refuge in some of the world’s most vulnerable places. In India and Afghanistan’s impoverished neighborhoods, THE FINAL INCH follows the massive—and yet highly personalized—mission to eradicate polio from the planet. The film challenges our most basic assumptions about disease, poverty, and our own health as a human right. (38 mins.)

 

 

Director will be attendance via SKYPE.

ONE LAST HUG AND A FEW SMOOCHES: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP and THE FINAL INCH screen Thursday, May 1 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our ongoing Northwest Tracking series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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