Monday, April 06, 2020

"Broken Places": documentary about resilience of kids growing up in disadvantaged homes



Broken Places” (2018), directed by Roger Weisberg, aired on PBS in abbreviated form (55 out of 76 minutes) tonight. 


The film examines families in the New York area and compares the children damaged by poor environment and those who still thrive anyway, with “resilience”.

There was a lot of attention to families with multiple medical problems, including strokes and multiple sclerosis in parents, fibromyalgia, and pain and sometimes opioid.
 
One baby is shown with her head covered with electrodes, which apparently can do readings thorugh hair without shaving. 
    
The documentary looked at the development of PTSD in some children.

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