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Participatory Cinema: Sleep Disorders
November 10, 2021, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$99
Instructor: Anthony Tobia, MD
Doctor Sleep is a supernatural horror film and sequel to King’s novel, The Shining, which was adapted to film by Stanley Kubrick. The film follows Dan, son of The Shining’s quintessential antagonist, Jack Torrance, who is trying to adapt to his gift/curse that gives him premonitions of the future. The film allows for an examination into the realms of sleep as well as the physiology, pathology, and treatments of mental disorders that occur during and around the time of sleep.
Movies have long been utilized to highlight varied areas in the field of psychiatry including the role of the psychiatrist, issues in medical ethics, and the stigma toward people with mental illness. At Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, comprehensive curricula have been created utilizing films as fictional case accounts of mental disorders. At the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies, facilitated discussion of a selected film is achieved via social media as well as traditional PowerPoint didactic. Each seminar will show a feature-length film with a live Twitter feed on the screen that will transform the movie into an educational didactic.
CE Credits: 6