Wipe Out: head injury documentary

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 50, No. 4, May 2008, Page 181 News

You’re invited to the premiere of the documentary Wipe Out, which shows the social and economic costs of head injuries in young people. 

The film will be screened at the Vancity Theatre (part of the Van­couver International Film Centre) in Vancouver as part of its Documentary Film Festival. Canada’s Olympic gold-medal-winning snowboarder Ross Rebagliati, who narrates the film, will be part of a panel taking questions after the film. 

The screening takes place at 1 p.m. on Friday, 30 May 2008, at the Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour (Seymour and Davie). 

Wipe Out was produced by the Knowledge Network of BC, and will air on Knowledge Network on 9 June 2008.

If you’re interested in attending, please contact Mr Richard Kinar of the Brain Injury Association of Canada at 604 922-8197 or richard_kinar@yahoo. He will arrange for your free entry.

. Wipe Out: head injury documentary. BCMJ, Vol. 50, No. 4, May, 2008, Page(s) 181 - News.

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