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Exploring Inner Worlds Film Series: Oliver Sacks Awakenings (1974)

  • NHFPL/IVES 133 Elm St, New Haven, CT 06510 (map)

Running time: 40 minutes
This 1974 Yorkshire Television documentary (never released in the United States) features interviews and dramatic footage of Dr. Sacks' original post-encephalitic patients who were awakened by L-dopa in the summer of 1969.  Read a New York Times review here.

Films followed by discussion led by Melissa L. Whitson, PhD. Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of New Haven.