Forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration similar to Alzheimer’s disease during an autopsy on a former NFL football player. As other athletes face the same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma.
The screening was followed by a Q&A with Dr. David A. Hovda, Director of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center. It was moderated by Susan Derwin, IHC Director.
This event is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center and the IHC series The Humanities and the Brain.