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Friday, July 29, 2005
Post Concussion - A Film Review
Film Title: Post Concussion (1999)
Rating: PG 13
Type of Film: Indie Feature
Awards: Taos Land Grant award & Best Feature Film Taos Film Festival 2000
Story line: A young San Francisco management consultant is struck by a car
& sustains a serious concussion. Due to severe post concussion syndrome,
he is Terminated by his employer & dumped by his girlfriend. He is left to
rediscover himself, his family and the meaning of true friendship.
Accuracy: Highly accurate account of TBI. The filmmaker wrote, shot and
edited the film after he was struck by a car and suffered a severe post concussive
syndrome. The film does an excellent job of taking the viewer into a day in the life
account of coping with TBI. The viewer is shown neuropsychological exams, battles
with insurance companies to receive disability and botched attempts at healing
via complimentary medicine.
The film also illustrates many symptoms TBI survivors suffer, such as head aches,
confusion, nightmares, memory lapses, inattention, troubled speech, inappropriate
behavior, mood swings and difficulty with visual processing.
Post Concussion is an affirming film that acknowledges and gives justice to the
experience and aftermath of head injury. For more on the film & filmmakers back-story
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