Niamh Heery’s A Tiny Spark Screening At DOCUTAH
Niamh Heery’s A TINY SPARK, will screen at the prolific DOCUTAH Festival next week. It is the most recent film produced through the ‘Science on Screen’ initiative created by CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Medical Devices at NUI Galway and the Galway Film Centre.
Produced by Caroline Kealy of Swansong Films, A TINY SPARK focuses on three stroke survivors Rebecca, Trevor, and Helen who talk about life after a stroke and their individual roads to recovery. It also looks at the first study of its kind in the world and is an international collaborative study between NUI Galway, hospital partners in Beaumont Hospital and throughout Europe, and the Mayo Clinic in the US. The research is carried out in partnership with Cerenovus. It is led by neuroscientist, Dr Karen Doyle and involves the analysis of removed blood clots to determine what information they may yield and could point to big improvements for stroke treatment.
DOCUTAH, taking place from the 2nd to the 7th September 2019 in Southern Utah, USA, is an international documentary film festival that celebrates the art of documentary filmmaking with programs providing creative, cultural and educational engagement. A TINY SPARK will screen at 8.30pm (East Coast) on Tuesday the 3rd and 11:50am on Friday the 6th of September 2019. For more information see festival programme here. Producer Caroline Kealy will be in attendance at this prestigious festival.
A TINY SPARK was recently awarded the Best Medical Short at Sci On! Film Festival in Nevada and has previously screened at festivals worldwide including Oregon Documentary Festival and SCINEMA Australia.
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