Broken Places Film Screening and Expert Discussion Panel

Thursday, June 18, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
Virtual Zoom Event

We are excited to host a special screening of the documentary film, Broken Places, followed by a discussion panel moderated by Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Professor and Director at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), UBC. We wish to hold this event in honour of Dr. W. Thomas (Tom) Boyce, professor emeritus at HELP, who is interviewed in the film for his lifelong work in the area of child resiliency.

Film Synopsis
Why are some children permanently damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive? To help answer this question, filmmaker Roger Weisberg dug into his extensive film archives to update a few of the stories of the abused and neglected children he filmed decades ago. Viewers are given a unique time-lapse perspective on how the trauma that these children experienced shaped their lives as adults. Broken Places interweaves these longitudinal narratives with commentary from a few nationally renowned experts in neurobiology and early childhood development in order to illuminate the devastating impact of childhood adversity.

Please email with your first and last name by Friday, June 12. We will follow up with a calendar invitation and technical instructions for joining the event online. We suggest you test the technical instructions prior to the event so that your attendance is smooth on day of. Note that this film is not available on Netflix and YouTube. We are happy to accommodate up to 300 registrations, so tell your friends and register early!