Film Screening: Resilience

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 7:15pm


Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress-and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose. 
Directed by James Redford, l hour 
Film will have a talkback afterward with: 
Roberta Meek, Director, Africana Studies, Muhlenberg College 
Hasshan Batts, Lehigh Valley Social Impact Center 
Sirry Along, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Lehigh University 
Yuriko de la Cruz, MPH, Lehigh Valley Health Network 
Film is free and open to the public.
Screeing is 7:15 PM
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
101 Founder's Way, Bethlehem
Sponsored by Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative and co-sponsored by Health, Medicine and Society


Health, Medicine and Society