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Imagine the implications if the causes of medical conditions such as heart disease could be linked to adverse childhood experiences, also known as ACEs. That very connection is carefully explored in Resilience, which sheds light on the repercussions of early life traumas. New research shows how the previously unconnected links are evident in the health outcomes of adults.

The latest film from James Redford (The D Word: Understanding Dyslexia, 2012 Sundance Film Festival) traces the developments in the field, featuring two of the doctors who pioneered this work and the health care professionals that are running the evidence. A simple survey initiates the discussion and provides the basis for a new understanding of what our culture is facing and how to best treat families dealing with “toxic stress.” Animation and well-placed statistics punctuate the thoughtful film’s message that, now armed with this information, we can act quickly to mitigate the effects of a public health crisis.

YEAR 2015

SECTION Doc Premieres

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 60 min

COMPANY KPJR Films

EMAIL Suzanne@KPJRFilms.co

PHONE (917) 509-4793

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Artist Bio

James Redford

James Redford has made many documentaries for HBO, most recently Toxic Hot Seat. He is also directing and starring in The Redford Center’s HBO film Happening—a personal quest to understand America’s renewable energy economy as it disrupts the status quo, creates jobs, and transforms lives. Redford's current film, Paper Tigers, follows a school’s compassionate approach to educating at-risk teens. Resilience, his eighth documentary film and his third in partnership with Karen Pritzker, explores the biology of stress and the science of hope.



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