EXTREMIS (n) [eks-tre-mees]: in extreme circumstances; especially at the point of death.
Join us for a screening of the Oscar-nominated Netflix Original documentary, Extremis, (24 minutes long) and a conversation with the physician featured in the film, Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter. The conversation will be led by Dr. Dara Lee Lewis of Brigham and Women's Hospital and The Lown Cardiovascular Group.
Extremis is a verité documentary exploring the harrowing decisions that doctors, families and patients face in urgent end-of- life cases. With access to the intensive care unit of a public hospital, the film offers a uniquely intimate look at the intersection of science, faith and humanity.
The event will be held in the Carl W. Walter Amphitheater.
Following the event, Dr. Zitter will be signing copies of her book (release date February 21st), Extreme Measures, which will be available to purchase from the Harvard Coop.
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAmEuO8FweI-zGA5CuRupuMtVhbBLGKD6cXrmw4iO-i-CTcA/viewform
Sponsored by the Harvard Medical School Geriatrics & Palliative Care Interest Group and the Harvard Global Health Institute and in partnership with The Lown Cardiovascular Group
Nominated for an Academy Award (Best Documentary Short).
Winner, Best Documentary Short 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Official Selection Telluride Film Festival.
For more information about Dr. Zitter, please visit www.jessicazitter.com. To order Extreme Measures, please visit https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Measures-Finding-Better-Path/dp/1101982551.
For more information about the Harvard Global Health Institute, please visitwww.globalhealth.harvard.edu.