We have exiting news to share! A Teachable Moment has been accepted into its first film festival, the Utopia Film Festival in Greenbelt, MD. The documentary will be shown on October 14th from 12-2p.m.
LAI Video’s film follows the stories of recovery of four survivors, including American Heart Association volunteers, Anne Dailey, Lee Stroy, Mark French and the late Roderick Dunston to bring awareness of stroke symptoms and recovery. The film also features physicians including former American Heart Association Greater Washington Region Board President, Dr. Richard Benson from MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Every 40 seconds a stroke can radically change a person’s life. Stroke can happen to anyone of any age at any time. Once considered an “over 65” disease, stroke attacks the lives of adults as young as 30 at staggering rates. Some recover, many don’t. This film is the story of finding a “new normal.”
“Worldwide 1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime. “We are thrilled that A Teachable Moment will be shown at the Utopia Film Festival to help others learn about the warning signs, prevention and treatment of stroke,” said Soula Antoniou, Executive Director of the Greater Washington Region American Heart Association.
A Teachable Moment is a feature-length documentary dedicated to describing the science behind the disease, offering lifestyle choices to lower risk and empowering viewers with the knowledge that strokes are preventable, treatable and beatable.
Congratulations to our friends at LAI Video on getting into your first film festival! Here’s to many more!
World Stroke Day is October 29, 2018. Join millions of people around the world in spreading the word about stroke prevention and treatment. To learn more, visit http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/.
Visit https://www.ateachablemoment.film/host-a-screening/ to learn more about the film.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.