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18:30 - 20:30 21 June 2013

I am Breathing

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Bloomsbury Theatre | 15 Gordon Street (link Map)
London | WC1H 0AH | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £12 / £10 concessions
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Neil Platt is using voice recognition software to type a letter to his baby son, trying to anticipate everything Oscar may one day want to know about his father. Shortly after Oscar’s birth Neil was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, rapidly losing use of his body until paralysed from the neck down. This intimate record of his last months is told without histrionics or sentimentality. The film reflects Neil’s own dignity, wry humour, and Yorkshire pragmatism. It is, he says, 'a tale of fun and laughs with a smattering of upset and devastation', but it is also a subtle and profoundly moving reflection on human life and our legacy.

Followed by panel discussion.

Presented in partnership with DocHouse, this screening is one of many around the world on 21 June to mark Motor Neuron Disease Global Awareness Day.


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+44(0)20 7679 4907 | info@opencitylondon.com


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