David H. Murdock Research Institute

Food Stamped and Living Proof Headline the 2012 Lean and Live Film Series

January 15, 2012


The North Carolina Research Campus announces the continuation of the Learn and Live Film Series in 2012 with showings of Food Stamped on February 20 and Living Proof on April 16.

(NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- January X, 2012)- The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis continues the Learn and Live Film Series in 2012 with Food Stamped on February 20 and Living Proof on April 16. Both movies are free and will be shown at 7 pm in the events room of the David H. Murdock Research Institute at the NCRC. Each movie will be followed by a discussion led by NCRC scientists and community partners.

Food Stamped is an hour-long documentary that follows Shira and Yoav Potash as they take the Food Stamp Challenge of eating a healthy and well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget, which equates to $21 per week or $1 per meal. The experience takes them from shopping trips and discussions about rationing their weekly food allotment into the policies and politics of the food stamp system.

The movie Living Proof is based on the 1998 book The Making of Herceptin, A Revolutionary Treatment for Breast Cancer by Robert Bazell. The movie, which was released in 2008 on the Lifetime Network, follows the true story of Dr. Dennis Slamon, a UCLA oncologist and researcher. From 1988 to 1996, Slamon developed Herceptin (trastuzumab) as a treatment for breast cancer and continued working with the drug through the challenges of clinical trials. The movie stars Harry Connick Jr. and a cast of other noted actors like Angie Harmon, Swoosie Kurts, Bernadette Peters and Amanda Bynes.

The Live and Learn Film Series is designed to inspire a community conversation about health and nutrition. Additional 2012 dates will be announced later this year.


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