The Sea Inside
The Institute of Health and Humanities
Reimagining Death is a series of free film scerenings which present interesting perspectives on our common mortality, hosted by the University of Montana's Institute of Health and Humanities. Each screening is introduced by a local expert, and followed by a discussion of the film.
Ramón Sampedro (Javier Bardem) is a Spanish ship mechanic and part-time poet who is left a quadriplegic after a diving accident. This film tells the true story of Sampedro's 30-year battle for the legal right to end his own life. He develops close relationships with his long-term lawyer Julia (Belén Rueda) and his friend Rosa (Lola Dueñas), who tries to convince him that his life is worth living. Despite his situation, Ramon manages to inspire those around him to live life to the fullest. The Sea Inside won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2005.
Conversation hosted by Dr. Amy Ratto Parks
Presentation @ 7:30
Film @ 7:45
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