A few years ago, I met two remarkable women, Jacki Ochs and Susanna Styron. They're award-winning filmmakers, and they were at our annual Headache on the Hill Headache and Migraine advocacy event in Washington, D.C.
The reason they were at Headache on the Hill was the new documentary film they were working on, Out of My Head.
To explain the film, I borrow their words from The Migraine Project web site:
"Migraine is a devastating but fascinating neurological disease with a compelling story to tell. Alice in Wonderland, Vincent Van Gogh, Sigmund Freud and Saint Hildegard von Bingen all figure into its colorful history.
Our film looks at the entertaining details, and the big questions too — the source and management of illness, the economic cost of human disability, the nature of pain and suffering — while shining a spotlight on the frontiers of neuroscience and the exploration of the brain.
Most importantly, you will hear courageous and wondrous stories directly from migraineurs."
I recently saw the trailer for the film, and it's magnificent. But, don't take my word for it. Watch the trailer yourself:
Out of My Head will debut next month in Vancouver at the International Headache Congress, and I'm excited that I'll be there for its first screening. Plans are underway for more screenings. Keep an eye on The Migraine Project web site for scheduled screenings. You can also find them on Facebook.
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