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MND Awareness Month – Free Film Screening

June 2013

‘I am Breathing’ –  – Neil Platt ponders the last months of his life. Within a year, he goes from being a healthy young father to becoming completely paralysed from the neck down. As his body gets weaker, his perspective on life changes:

“It’s amazing how adaptable we are when we have to be.
It’s what separates us and defines us as human beings.”

I AM BREATHING has been critically acclaimed since its world premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam in late 2012:

“Intimate documentary examining a normal-but-remarkable man and wife’s handling of his fatal disease ranks among the year’s most moving films.”  (The Hollywood Reporter)

Neil Platt attended the Sheffield MND Care Centre based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.  This film is being shown at 5pm on 24th June 2013 in SITraN to support MND awareness month (June 2013) therefore there is no charge for this event but please book a place for the viewing by contacting annette.taylor@sheffield.ac.uk so we can confirm numbers. (Run time 73 minutes).

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