“Original Body of Pain” Free Documentary Film Screening & Discussion

Date: July 30, 2019

From Wake Forest University, showing in Asheville, NC, co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics, Health & Society


5:30pm – 7:30pm


Diana Wortham Theatre
18 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Join the filmmakers, film participants, and participating healthcare/recovery organizations for a free documentary screening and discussion.

Original Body of Painthe MFA thesis of filmmakers Dominic Silva and SJ Wright (Wake Forest University | Documentary Film Program, ’18), follows families impacted by substance use disorders and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome – when infants are born exposed to opioids and other drugs and must withdraw from them.

But this film isn’t a sob story or a portrait of shame. The film presents a raw, yet fully compassionate look at the issue, as women work through past traumas and attempt long-term recovery. But as these mothers fight for sobriety and family, unforeseen challenges will test their resolve and threaten their families’ futures.

Meanwhile home health nurse Joanna Christoph addresses the issue of NAS with grit and heart.


~ 5:30 | Audience arrives and takes seats
~ 6 pm | Film introduction and screening
~ 6:55 pm | Panel discussion with film participants and recovery workers
~ 7:10 | Audience Q&A
~ 7:30 | End


There are several lots adjacent to Diana Wortham, including Pack Square Garage, Pack Square Parking, McLaurin Parking, and Biltmore Avenue Parking Garage.


*While this is a free event, you must reserve your ticket at Eventbrite in order to be admitted. After that, make sure to let your friends know you’re coming on Facebook by RSVPing and sharing our event.


Email us at originalbodyofpain@gmail.com