Events

“Swim Team”: A Medical Humanities Film Series

Public Humanities, Explorations in the Medical Humanities

January 29, 2018 Monday, 6:00pm EST The Heyman Center, Columbia University
Cosponsor
  • Medical and Health Humanities Journal
Organizer
  • Arden Hegele
Notes
  • Free and open to the public

The Heyman Center is hosting a film screening of Swim Team, an award winning feature documentary about a New Jersey YMCA based, community swim team made up of kids on the autism spectrum. The film follows three of team’s star athletes, boys on the cusp of adulthood, when government services become scarce.

Swim Team is a portrait of diverse American families grappling with the problem of "aging out." Over the course of a year, Swim Team explores the overwhelming struggles they face and triumphs they achieve as they strive for independence, inclusion, and a life that feels winning.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Lara Stolman, Swim Team offers an inspiring look at the power of community to transcend disability and create hope and opportunities for the future.

For more information, please visit the film's website.

If you need disability access to the event space, please contact Kay Zhang at 212-854-0002 to accommodation. Please note that the Heyman Center is not currently wheelchair accessible.

Participants
  • Director Lara Stolman Film Director
  • Kathryn Cai Graduate Student University of California, Los Angeles
  • Rachel Adams Professor of English and Comparative Literature Columbia University