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The Inner World of Aphasia with local filmmakers Edward and Naomi Feil

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene, OR, 97403

Join local filmmakers Edward and Naomi Feil for a screening of their film "The Inner World of Aphasia." This empathic and often poetic medical-training film features a powerful performance by co-director Naomi Feil as a nurse who learns to cope with aphasia, the inability to speak as a result of a brain injury. Feil, a social worker whose career has focused on communicating with language-impaired patients, produced this film and dozens more with her husband, Edward Feil. 

In the film, the patient’s inner thoughts are heard through voice-over as she struggles in frustration to overcome her disability and to connect with her caregivers. The Council on International Non-theatrical Events (CINE) awarded Inner World its top honor, the Golden Eagle in 1968. More than 47 years later, the film’s innovative artistic qualities were recognized by being selected among the 25 classic films admitted to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.

Schnitzer Cinema is programmed by Richard Herskowitz, curator of media arts. This film series brings the best of experimental, documentary, and arts-focused films and videos to the JSMA each year. Schnitzer Cinema is made possible in part with a grant from the UO Office of Academic Affairs. Programs are free, with popcorn and refreshments also provided!

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Film/Movie


Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Target Audience

All Students, General Public




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