Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

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Certificate15
Year2021
GenreDocumentary
DirectorRic Burns
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time1HR 50MINS
Extra InfoWith exclusive pre-recorded Q&A
SeasonMain Programme

Filmed with full access to the man himself, and those closest to him, Oliver Sacks: His Own Life celebrates the pioneering neurologist's incredible life.

London-born Oliver Sacks was a man of extremes. In his youth, he was a self-destructive, bodybuilding biker struggling with drug addiction and his own sexuality. In his maturity, he became a groundbreaking neurologist and the author of best-sellers such as Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat.

Ric Burns' documentary is a tender, joyous and life affirming portrait of a truly extraordinary man that reminds us of his most important teaching: our ability to connect with others is what truly makes us human.

The film will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Oliver's long time editor and friend Kate Edgar, his partner Billy Hayes, director Ric Burns, and Suzanne O’Sullivan, a neurologist inspired by his work.

"This documentary is a treasure trove full of interesting bits and pieces many of which could easily provide enough material for a film in their own right - ★★★★★" - Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

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