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Real Life Film Series: Oxyana

When


Where

Larrick Student Center, Jackson Ward Conference Room
900 Turpin St., Richmond, Va. 23298

Description

Students, faculty, staff and health professionals are invited to screenings of engaging documentaries on health science topics followed by discussions about how the subject matter relates to current work at VCU and impacts global health. Speakers with expertise in the film's topic lead the group in lively discussion about the science and issues explored in the film. Bring your lunch.

Parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck. For more information, please contact Brandon Burneson, research and education assistant, at (804) 827-2646.

Schedule and Registration

Sept. 14
5-7:30 p.m.

Larrick Student Center
Jackson Ward Conference Room
900 Turpin St.

With buffet dinner

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Oxyana
The harrowing account of a community in the grips of a prescription painkiller epidemic, told through the voices of the addicts, the dealers and all those affected.

Oct. 12
12:10-1 p.m.

The TML Learning Center @ Hunton Student Center
Room 209
1110 E. Broad St.

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Sleepless in America
A documentary exposing the crucial need for sleep and the shocking life-threatening consequences of its absence.

Nov. 9
12:10-1 p.m.

The TML Learning Center @ Hunton Student Center
Room 209
1110 E. Broad St.

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Age of Champions
An inspiring look at five competitors who triumph over the limitations of age and sprint, leap and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics.

Feb. 8
12:10-1 p.m.

The TML Learning Center @ Hunton Student Center
Room 209
1110 E. Broad St.

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The Way of All Flesh
A BBC documentary on how Henrietta Lacks' "immortal cell line" impacted cancer research, and how her family finally found out.

March 8
12:10-1 p.m.

The TML Learning Center @ Hunton Student Center
Room 209
1110 E. Broad St.

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In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan distills a career's worth of reporting into a clear answer to one of the most urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?

April 12
12:10-1 p.m.

The TML Learning Center @ Hunton Student Center
Room 209
1110 E. Broad St.

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Waiting to Inhale
A look into the heated debate over marijuana and its use as medicine in the United States.

Additional Information

Most of these films are from VCU Libraries' holdings and may be checked out for personal or class use at Tompkins-McCaw Library.

Sponsors

This series is presented by VCU Libraries and University Student Commons and Activities.

Image: Real Life Film Series 2017-18 Montage, by Katherine Williams

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VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
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Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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