MTSU presents ‘Resilience’ documentary on children...

MTSU presents ‘Resilience’ documentary on children under stress March 20

The effects of toxic stress on children will be explored in a film to be screened at MTSU.

“Resilience” documentary poster“Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Room 101 of the Learning Resource Center.

The hourlong 2016 film chronicles the efforts of physicians, teachers, clinicians, nonprofit organizations and social welfare professionals to prevent or mitigate the impact of toxic stress on children and teens. You can watch the trailer below.Center for Health and Human Services logo

“Resilience” was directed by James Redford, the only son of actor/director Robert Redford.

James Redford suffered from ulcerative colitis as a teenager. When he was 25, he was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare condition that would require him to undergo two liver transplants. The first liver failed; the second liver continues to function.

James Redford (Courtesy of Speakerpedia)

James Redford

In 1995, Redford established the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness to educate the public about the need for donors. He also produced a 1999 HBO documentary, “The Kindness of Strangers,” about transplant recipients and the families of organ donors.

Redford also is co-founder and chair of The Redford Center, a nonprofit organization that aims to bring stories of environmental and social challenges to the screen.

The event is free and open to the public. A campus parking map is available at

The Center for Health and Human Services and Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee are sponsoring the presentation of “Resilience” at MTSU.

For more information, contact Sarah Gwinn, grant/program coordinator for CHHS, at 615-494-8986 or

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