On The Edge, Living with Epilepsy
FILM AND PANEL DISCUSSION:
Directed and produced by Louis Stanislaw
Executive produced by Rainie Ames
Running length of 54 minutes
*THE SCREENING WILL BE INTRODUCED BY DOUGLAS PRESTON, NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR, WHO LIVES IN MAINE.
Filmmaker Louis Stanislaw takes us inside his world - and through the challenge that is life with epilepsy. On The Edge examines this complex disorder and dispels the myths that surround it, seeking a path to understanding, effective treatment, and a cure.
In On The Edge, filmmaker Louis Stanislaw takes us inside his world - and through the challenge that is life with epilepsy. Though it affects three million Americans directly, and millions more through family members, friends, co-workers and caregivers, epilepsy is widely and grossly misunderstood.
On The Edge looks unflinchingly at the alienation, depression, and loneliness that epilepsy can bring. Told through the stories of the director and epilepsy patients and their families, this film documents the difficulties and misunderstandings at every turn: from family life to school and friends, to leaving home and starting a career and forming lasting bonds.
Life with epilepsy can be unpredictable; medicines that control seizures can have staggering side effects; seizures can be frightening and dangerous, they can be mistaken for aggression with tragic results; reactions and improper treatment can have devastating consequences. In a life with daunting hurdles, ignorance is usually the biggest one for people with epilepsy.
Deeply personal and honest, On The Edge examines this complex disorder and dispels the myths that surround it, ultimately seeking a path to understanding, effective treatment, and a cure.
Stanislaw is a graduate of Pingree School, Oberlin College, and attended the International Film School of Paris. He has coped with epilepsy his entire life, a fact that gives his film special authenticity and heart. To make tax-deductible donations to further epilepsy awareness and for more information on this film , please visit: www.epilepsyontheedge.com.
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