Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square


Year: 2015
Country: United States
Run Time: 60 minutes


With the current political climate forcing the dialogue on public health towards the subject of who’s going to pay for it, there is great interest in the issue of preventative healthcare and how we can reduce the number of diseases affecting Americans. RESILIENCE addresses the remarkable Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, which was the first study to connect childhood trauma to many of today’s largest health risks. These include alcohol and drug abuse, depression, STD transmission, smoking, and attempted suicide. Interviews are held with the very doctors behind the landmark ACE Study, educators, and the physicians and social workers who are on the front lines trying to help heal a nation while working to understand how to prevent even more damage. The very core of the film and the movement is, “The child may not remember, but the body remembers,” meaning that many of the traumas experienced in childhood have a direct influence on how the adult behaves in similar situations, whether they realize it or not. RESILIENCE is an important documentary that takes the brave steps towards helping those who greatly need it . –T.W.

CIFF40 Screenings

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Friday, April 01, 2016 at 4:45 PM

Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 1:50 PM

Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

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Documentary Explores Far-Reaching Impact of Childhood Trauma

James Redford

Co-founder and Chair of the Redford Center, a nonprofit film production company that focuses on complex environmental challenges, James Redford has worked tirelessly over the years making films that bring awareness and calls to action to audiences. Having survived a liver transplant himself, Redford also founded The James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness, dedicated to educating the public on the importance of organ donation.

"Spin" (2003), "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia" (2012), "Toxic Hot Seat" (2013), RESILIENCE (2015)

Karen Pritzker, James Redford

John Behrens

Jen Bradwell

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