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USA | 2016 | 60 minutes | James Redford

Documentarian James Redford travels to San Francisco, New Haven, and Washington state as he continues to explore the cutting-edge research behind Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the focus of his SIFF 2015 film Paper Tigers.

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Last year, SIFF presented documentarian James Redford's Paper Tigers, which followed six troubled students at Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla as they took part in a trauma-sensitive guidance program based on ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) research. This year, Redford doubles down and explores the cutting-edge research itself, from foundation to implementation, and in turn makes a case for supporting this integrated approach to health. Created by epidemiologist Robert Anda and Vincent Felitti (Kaiser Permanente's Chief of Preventive Medicine), ACE research posits that nearly every single health issue we experience as adults takes root in our childhood, and the more ACEs we've experienced, the more likely we are to suffer from such problems as cardiovascular complications, obesity, depression, alcohol abuse, and liver disease. "The child may not remember," says the good doctor, "but the body remembers." By identifying and preventing further toxic stress, this new preventive-treatment movement can disrupt cycles of abuse, addiction, and disease. By spotlighting several communities—San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point, New Haven's Clifford Beers Clinic, and several locations in Washington state—Redford and a unified group of pediatricians, therapists, and educators make a case for supporting this currently underfunded integrated approach to health.

Director Biography
James Redford started his collaboration with Karen Pritzker on HBO's The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, a film that gave hope to millions of families around the world who have struggled to educate their dyslexic children. He also co-founded The Redford Center, a film production nonprofit that translates complex environmental challenges into human stories that inspire.

Sponsored by KPLU, Propel Insurance, CTI BioPharma

  • Director: James Redford
  • Principal Cast: Nadine Burke Harris, Robert Anda, Vincent Felitti, Jack Shonkoff, Laura Lawrence
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 60 minutes
  • Producer: Karen Pritzker, James Redford
  • Screenplay: Jen Bradwell
  • Cinematographers: John Behrens, Jason Blalock, Luke Buck, John Chater, Jonathan Furmanski, Brian Gurnett, Peter Hutchens, Rich Joy, Chris Kelly, Mike Martin, Tylor Norwood, Bob Richman, Kyle Rooney, Greg Sabo, Petr Stepanek, Mark Thalman
  • Editors: Jen Bradwell
  • Music: Garth Stevenson
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Paper Tigers (Doc, 2015); Toxic Hot Seat (Doc, 2013); The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia (Doc, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP