Screening of Hole in the Head Documentary through Visions and Voices in SCA 108!

Posted on February 8, 2013by 

If you have some time tonight, come and check out the screening of Hole in the Head!  We love to see you there!

Event: Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed

Dates: 7-9p, Thursday, February 7, 2013
Event location: School of Cinematic Arts – The Ray Stark Family Theatre (108)
Cost: Free
Details:
Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed is an award-winning documentary that tells the shocking, inspiring and extraordinary life story of Vertus Hardiman, the victim of a horrifying medical experiment at the age of 5. The tragic experiment compelled Hardiman to conceal a painful and rare deformity under a wig and beanie for more than 70 years. After 20 years of friendship with writer/producer Wilbert Smith, Hardiman revealed his secret to his friend and fellow church choir member. Encouraged by his friend’s determination to share his story, Hardiman shares what happened during the 1920s when he and nine other young children attending the same elementary school in Lyles Station, Indiana, were severely irradiated during a medical experiment conducted at the local county hospital.  The film draws attention to the forgotten and reticently discussed history of human experimentation in the United States during the early to mid-20th century and raises questions about the ethics of resea
rch and the abuses that have occurred in the name of research. The film is also a testament to the power of the human spirit and the ability to endure without anger in the face of injustice.

Event Trailer: http://www.holeinthehead.com/
Website: http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/113/event/897844

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