Resilience 

“RESILIENCE DOES NOT MEAN THAT CHILDREN ‘GET OVER IT.’ IT DOES MEAN THAT THE CARING ADULTS IN THEIR LIVES HAVE A LOT OF POWER TO BUFFER, RATHER THAN CEMENT, THE EFFECTS OF TOXIC STRESS.” - AMANDA J. MORENO, PH.D. ERIKSON INSTITUTE

     Another documentary by director James Redford, and an official selection of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope explores the science behind Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). It not only explains how exposure to trauma affects a child’s brain, but also demonstrates how this toxic stress increases children’s overall risk of developing diseases, engaging in risky behavior, facing jail time, and experiencing early death. Throughout the film, the audience sees the movement that has begun within various sectors to treat toxic stress as a public health crisis, which has led to greater efforts in addressing and combating its adverse effects.

Visit the website for more information: http://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/

rEQUEST A DVD

     If you are interested in hosting a screening of Resilience, please fill out our form here. After submitting the form, we will be in contact with you about setting up a screening and pick-up date.

     When screening Resilience, you will also be provided with a few forms that we ask you to use:

  •  A facilitation guide to help you in leading a 30 minute conversation following the screening - you may choose which questions in the guide best suit your audience.
  • A simple data form to help us track the spread of Resilience across the state of Iowa - it includes an attendance sheet with information on how many people attend your screening and from what sectors, responses to the film, etc.