Sunday, September 30, 2007

Alzheimer's: Sarah Polley's Movie Away From Her - Directors Guild of Canada Award

Sarah Polley's movie won a Canadian film award this weekend:

From the CBC:

Polley's film big winner at Director's Guild Awards
Last Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2007 | 9:38 AM ET
The Canadian Press

Sarah Polley's poignant Away From Her was the big winner at the 2007 Directors Guild of Canada Awards on Saturday.

The film was honoured as best picture, and Polley was named best director; her husband, David Wharnsby, won the prize for best picture editing.

The critically acclaimed movie chronicles the intrusion of Alzheimer's disease into the lives of an aging couple, played by Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie.

[ ... Read the full article ... ]

Read my earlier post about this movie here.

1 comment:

Rhiannon said...

Hi, this research is very interesting. I have also looked at work by Dr Gus Alva with regard to alzheimers and aluminium. I live in Wales and behind my house is a mile long aluminium work factory. The amount of cases of alzheimers in elderly people around here has risen dramatically and wondering who I can speak to fro inquests.