Thursday, 5 April 2018

Charlotte's Film Club: Concussion

The final sports film of this week's Film Club is the documentary/drama "Concussion" from 2015.

Will Smith stars as pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, who while conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse),  discovers neurological deterioration similar to Alzheimer's disease. Omalu names the disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy and publishes his findings in a medical journal. As other athletes face the same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma.

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