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September 19, 2023 • 6:30-9:30pm • White Hall Room 111

Web Junkie

Join us for a film screening of "Web Junkie" hosted by Dr. Chris Eagle, followed by a group discussion.

About the Film:

This uniquely telling film takes an entertaining and unsettling look into Chinese rehabilitation centers treating internet addiction, which the Chinese government has classified as a serious clinical disorder.


October 17, 2023 • 6:30-9:30pm • White Hall Room 111

Lo and Behold

Join us for a film screening of "Lo and Behold" hosted by Dr. Chris Eagle, followed by a group discussion.

About the Film:

Filmmaker Werner Herzog examines the ways in which the Internet has impacted human interaction and the ways it will continue to impact contemporary society.


November 14, 2023 • 6:30-9:30pm • White Hall Room 111


Join us for a film screening of "Her" hosted by Dr. Chris Eagle, followed by a group discussion.

About the Film:

A sensitive and soulful man earns a living by writing personal letters for other people. Left heartbroken after his marriage ends, Theodore becomes fascinated with a new operating system which reportedly develops into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. He starts the program and meets "Samantha", whose bright voice reveals a sensitive, playful personality. Though "friends" initially, the relationship soon deepens into love.


February 15, 2023 • 7:00-10:00pm • White Hall Room 111

Don't Look Up

Join us for a film screening of the "Don't Look Up" hosted by Dr. Chris Eagle, followed by a discussion with guest speaker Dr. Eri Saikawa, Associate Professor at Emory University, Director of Emory Climate Talks.

Snacks will be provided by Emory Climate Talks.

About the Film: 

Two astronomers go on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling toward Earth. The response from a distracted world: Meh.


March 20, 2023 • 7:00-10:00pm • White Hall Room 111


Join us for a film screening of "Koyaanisqatsi" hosted by Dr. Chris Eagle, followed by a group discussion.

About the Film: 

Drawing its title from the Hopi word meaning "life out of balance," this renowned documentary reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature.


April 10, 2023 • 7:00-10:00pm • White Hall Room 111

Erin Brokovich

Join us for a film screening of "Erin Brokovich" hosted by Dr. Chris Eagle, followed by a group discussion.

About the Film: 

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.


February 28, 2022 & March 28, 2022

Healthcare Ethics on TV

Watch an episode of Grey's Anatomy or House on Netflix Watch Party with Dr. Eagle of CSHH and discuss the bioethical issues in it such as organ transplants, euthanasia, dementia, and medical consent.


October 14, 2021

“Birth Wars” (2020)

Followed by a discussion with filmmaker Janet Jarman
About the Film

Told through deeply personal stories in the trenches of the healthcare sector, “Birth Wars” chronicles a power struggle between doctors and midwives in Mexico about whose vision of childbirth should prevail. The film takes viewers on a journey into two worlds riven by prejudices and antagonism and explores how building bridges between these worlds could help save lives.

October 20, 2021

“The Bleeding Edge” (2018)

About the Film

Academy Award-nominated investigative filmmakers turn their sights on the $400 billion medical device industry; examining lax regulations, corporate cover-ups, and profit-driven incentives that put patients at risk daily. Weaving emotionally powerful stories of people whose lives have been irrevocably harmed, it asks: What lifesaving technologies may actually be killing us?


February 23, 2021

“The Social Dilemma” (2020)

About the Film

We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? This documentary-drama hybrid reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

March 23, 2021

“My Beautiful Broken Brain” (2014)

About the Film

Follow along 34-year-old Lotje Sodderland's personal voyage into the complexity, fragility and wonder of her own brain following a life-changing hemorrhagic stroke. Regaining consciousness to an alien world - Lotje was thrown into a new existence of distorted reality where words held no meaning and where her sensory perception had changed beyond recognition. This is a story of pioneering scientific research to see if her brain might recover - with outcomes that no one could have predicted.


September 9, 2020

“Take Your Pills” (2018)

About the Film

Adderall is one of the defining drugs of this generation, and yet its prevalence on college campuses like Emory still remains more of an open secret. This 2018 documentary explores the history of how this drug became so prevalent in the workforce, in academics, in athletics, and the military. This event was followed by a discussion of what Adderall reveals about American culture as well as the often-unacknowledged costs of dependence.

October 7, 2020

“Unnatural Selection” (2019)

About the Film

Ever dreamed of editing your own DNA or breeding glow-in-the-dark dogs? Well, that’s no longer the stuff of science fiction! It’s now possible with DIY gene-editing kits you order online. This 2019 documentary explores the science and some of the big ethical questions raised by the “biohacking” movement, which is trying to take gene-editing technologies like CRISPR out of the billion-dollar labs and into our garages. This event was followed by a debate over whether these new possibilities of genetic engineering are ethical or wise.


November 11, 2020

“Father, Son, Soldier” (2020)

About the Film

Follow Sergeant Brian Eisch through a ten year period: from his deployment to Afghanistan through his long physical and mental recovery from being shot in combat. Also follow his two sons as they cope with the changes in their father brought about by War. This event was followed by a discussion of this ripple effect traumatic injury can so often have on families of veterans.


January 28, 2020

“The Savages” (2007)

About the Film

A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

About the Guest Speakers
Dhaval Desai, MD

Director of Hospital Medicine, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Hospitalist - Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Senior Physician | Assistant Professor of Medicine

Mohamad K. Moussa, MD


Director of Hospital Medicine, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Assistant/Senior Physician Emory University Department of Medicine

February 18, 2020

“Alive Inside” (2014)

About the Film

Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

About the Guest Speaker
Ted Johnson, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Center for Health in Aging

Program Director, Atlanta Regional Geriatric Education Center

Paul W. Seavey Chair in Medicine, Chief, General Med & Geriatrics

March 3, 2020

“Away From Her” (2006)

About the Film

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

About the Guest Speaker
Allan Levey, MD, PhD

Betty Gage Holland Professor and Chair

Department of Neurology

Director, Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center



September 19, 2019

“Recovery Boys” (2018)

About the Film

In the heart of America’s opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and reenter society sober after years of drug abuse. Recovery Boys, from Academy Award-nominated director Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Heroin(e)), is an intimate look at the strength, brotherhood, and courage that it takes to overcome addiction and lays bare the internal conflict of recovery and the external hurdles of an unforgiving society.

About the Guest Speakers
Justine Wittenauer Welsh, MD

Program Director - Emory Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Myra Woodworth-Hobbs, Ph.D.

Lecturer - Center for the Study of Human Health, Emory University

October 3, 2019

“Dr. Feelgood” (2016)

About the Film

Dr. William Hurwitz was a preeminent doctor sentenced to 25 years in prison for overprescribing painkillers. His story provides a window into the ethical dilemma of opioid prescriptions. Painkillers give doctors tremendous power to relieve pain, a primary goal of any physician, but this power begets trouble when the same drugs can lead to addiction, abuse and death.

About the Guest Speakers
Sudheer Potru, DO

Medical Director - Complex Pain and High-Risk Opioid Clinic Atlanta VA Medical Center
Assistant Professor - Emory University School of Medicine

Sofia Tenorio Martinez, MD

Master of Public Health Candidate, Epidemiology, Emory University

November 4, 2019

“Prescription Thugs” (2015)

About the Film

After seeing friends and family become addicted to prescription drugs, filmmaker Chris Bell sets out to discover more about pharmaceutical companies. In his journey Chris meets experts on addiction and uncovers startling truths about the industry.

About the Guest Speakers
Anne Marie McKenzie-Brown, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine
Director - Division of Pain Management

Rohan Palmer, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Emory University


January 30, 2019

“The King’s Speech” (2010)

About the Film

England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.

About the Guest Speakers
Joseph Jordan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Department of English, The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

Ai Leen Choo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Georgia State University

March 4, 2019

“Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (2007)

About the Film

Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), editor-in-chief of French fashion bible Elle magazine, has a devastating stroke at age 43. The damage to his brain stem results in locked-in syndrome, with which he is almost completely paralyzed and only able to communicate by blinking an eye. Bauby painstakingly dictates his memoir via the only means of expression left to him.

About the Guest Speakers
Maryanne Weatherill, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor - Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling, University of West Georgia

Jacqueline Sue Laures Gore, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor - Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Georgia State University

April 8, 2019

“Do I Sound Gay?” (2014)

About the Film

Journalist David Thorpe confronts his anxiety over sounding gay by talking to LGBT icons like Dan Savage and George Takei, and exploring the cultural history of the gay voice in film and television.

About the Guest Speakers
Michael Vaughn, MA

Doctoral Candidate, Sociology - Laney Graduate School, Emory University


The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that, in any given year, 11% to 20% of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan have PTSD. With over 2 million soldiers deployed during these wars, combat trauma has emerged as one of the major epidemics of our time. Featuring guest speakers from the VAMC and the CDC, this series offers a glimpse into some of the challenges veterans of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan face while recovering from PTSD: transitioning back to civilian life, negotiating the VA medical system, changes in character and personality, traumatic memories, moral injury, depression, and suicide.

September 11, 2018

“Thank You for Your Service” (2017)

About the Film

A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield..

About the Guest Speakers
Walid M Nassif, M.D.

Lead Psychiatrist, Atlanta VA Medical Center (VMAC)

Hammad Smith N'cho, Ph.D., M.S., M.S., M.A., M.P.S.

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer (CDC)

Edward Vega, M.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Services, Department of Veterans Affairs

October 18, 2018

“The Messenger” (2009)

About the Film

After being injured in Iraq, an American soldier finds himself in an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with the widow of a fallen officer.

About the Guest Speakers
Timothy Servold

Former Marine Corporal

Matt Lewis, Ph.D.

Consultant for Primary Care Progress

November 15, 2018

“Apocalypse Now” (1979)

About the Film

A captain is sent on a dangerous mission to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a Cambodian tribe.

About the Guest Speakers
Chris Eagle, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer - Center for Study of Human Health, Emory University

Matt Lewis, Ph.D.

Consultant for Primary Care Progress

Film Series Fall 2018 War Film Series


February 19, 2018

“Contagion” (2011)

About the Film

People find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

About the Guest Speakers
Hammad Smith N'cho & Josh Doyle

(Epidemic Intelligence Services Officers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

March 26, 2018

“And The Band Played On” (1993)

About the Film

The story of the discovery of the A.I.D.S. epidemic, and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.

About the Guest Speakers
James Curran

Dean - Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Harold Jaffe

Former Director - National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

April 3, 2018

“Blindness” (2008)

About the Film

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness, prompting a doctor to lead a small group to freedom.

About the Guest Speakers
Danielle Sharpe

Research in Epidemiology - Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Film Series Spring 2018 EPIDEMICS