Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

dir. Ric Burns, 2019 
NR, 111 min, USA, in English

Through interviews conducted mere weeks after his terminal cancer diagnosis, director Ric Burns chronicles the fascinating life of renowned neurologist and author Oliver Sacks. Family, colleagues, and patients help tell the story of a man who redefined how the brain and mind work. Sacks’ innate curiosity and empathy were crucial in making his contributions in our understanding of the brain. From early struggles with sexuality, to his abiding love of the periodic table, His Own Life fills in many gaps of a man who will forever be missed.

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