Studium Generale - Inscience - Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life - InScience Filmfestival

Date: Time: 16:30 Location: Arthouse cinema Cinecitta, Willem II Straat 29, Tilburg

Docufilm on the life and work of Oliver Sacks, one of the most renowned neuroscientists of the last decade. To achieve this he had to walk a difficult path in life. Afterwards there is a Q&A with em. prof. Ad Vingerhoets. (English / Certificate*)

Time: 16:30-18:30 hrs. See also Facebook.


Limited number of tickets available. 
Standard 10,25 Euro. Students 8,50 euro, by showing student card.

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks was one of the most renowned neuroscientists of the last decade, but to achieve this he had to walk a difficult path in life. In this intimate documentary Oliver Sacks tells in his own words about his long road to self-discovery, while battling homophobia and addictions. On the way, he struggled to find acceptance for his unusual scientific ideas.


After the movie a reaction and discussion follows with Ad Vingerhoets, emeritus professor of clinical psychology, Tilburg University.

InScience Filmfestival

InScience International Filmfestival, Nijmegen based, is one of the biggest science film festivals in Europe. The program most importantly consists of an overview of the best science films of the year. InScience offers a broad program, with talks, film debates, Q&A’s, meetings, and expositions on the cutting edge of science and art. Cinecitta and Studium Generale are organizing a satellite program in Tilburg for the first time.

Program (Tilburg)

Wed, Nov 11 - 21:00 hrs.  Spaceship Earth 

  Fri,   Nov 13 - 16:00 hrs.   Coded Bias  incl. Q&A with Linnet Taylor

 Sat,   Nov 14 - 14:00 hrs.   Hunting for Hedonia  incl. Q&A with philosopher Sanneke de Haan

 Sat,   Nov 14 - 16:30 hrs.   Oliver Sacks: His Own Life  incl. Q&A with  em. prof. Ad Vingerhoets

Sun,   Nov 15 - 16:00 hrs.   The Edge of All We Know  incl. Q&A with  prof. Klaas Sijtsma


More information

All films and talks are in English.

This event is organized by Studium Generale, InScience Filmfestival and Arthouse cinema Cinecitta.

Contact: Has Klerx (Studium Generale).

* This event may count towards the Studium Generale Certificate.

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