New Horizons: A Conversation with Sarah Polley

Fri, June 09, 2023
Virtual Webinar

Hosted by uot Family and community Medicine


How can the arts help family doctors think more critically and bring enhanced sensitivity, curiosity and creativity in their work with patients? Join us on Friday June 9 as we welcome Academy Award-winning screenwriter and acclaimed actor and director Sarah Polley to explore how an interdisciplinary lens to the practice of family medicine can help family doctors challenge their personal assumptions and biases and become more thoughtful and empathic practitioners. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Danielle Martin, Chair of the DFCM. The first 50 people to register for the session will receive a copy of Sarah’s book Run Towards the Danger.

Sarah Polley is a Canadian actor, director, writer and producer. In 2023, she won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Women Talking. After making short films, she made her feature-length directorial debut with Away from Her in 2006. Polley received an Oscar nomination for the screenplay, which she adapted from Alice Munro’s “The Bear Came Over the Mountain.” Her other projects include the documentary Stories We Tell; the miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel Alias Grace; and the romantic comedy Take This Waltz. Polley’s film adaptation of Women Talking by Miriam Toews received Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay in 2023.

Jun 9, 2023 08:00 AM

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