Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: American University, McKinley Building, Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater (2nd floor)
Stories of moral courage have been captivating us since the beginning of time. In Jan Krawitz’ recent documentary “Perfect Strangers” we marvel at one woman’s choice to donate a kidney to someone she has no emotional ties with and admire the strength behind another woman’s arduous journey to secure a new kidney that will enable her to continue raising her child. Using an “observational fly on the wall approach,” Krawitz takes us on a four-year exploration of the complicated physical and emotional terrain of organ donation.
With more than 96,000 Americans waiting to receive a kidney, the current wait in the U.S. is between 3 to 5 years, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Krawitz is hoping “Perfect Strangers” will motivate viewers to examine their own life choices. “What am I leaving as a legacy of my presence in the world? If one out of every five people think about it, then I’ve succeeded,” explains Krawitz.
Free and open to the public, first come first seated