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FATHER OF THE CYBORGS
(76 min) Ireland/US
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TUESDAY 10/26, 7:00 PM (SESSION 13)

Director: David Burke
Producers: David Burke Seán Ó Cualáin
Executive Producers: Colm O’Callaghan, Celine Haddad, Doron Weber

Description:

Famed neurologist Phil Kennedy made global headlines in the late 90's for connecting the brain of a paralyzed man to a computer. He was compared to Alexander Graham Bell in The Washington Post and became known as ‘The Father of the Cyborgs.’ Then in 2014, he traveled to Belize to implant his own brain to unlock the mystery of speech for locked-in patients. But now, the controversial inventor is concerned that the field he helped pioneer may lead to unintended consequences in a future where technology and human brains combine.

Biography:

David Burke is an award winning Irish documentary filmmaker. His first documentary as producer, Men of the Ras, was the Critics Choice in The Irish Times where it was described as a 'gem'. It won both the Best Sport and Overall Prize at the 2013 Celtic Media Festival. His second film as producer, Crash and Burn, received 4 star reviews in publications such as The Irish Times and The Guardian. It subsequently won Best Sports documentary at both Celtic Media Festival and Irish Film Television Awards.

Seán Ó Cualáin is an award winning Irish director, his first documentary Mé Féin's mo Mhéit based on 2 former boat racing champions was acclaimed as being the definitive Irish documentary, understated, confident visual storytelling. His documentary Men at Lunch screened at TIFF and has been sold to over 60 countries. He has directed for Irish television, TG4 & RTÉ with his strengths been his ability to find the remarkable in the mundane coupled with the sheer diversity of his subjects; be that documenting the cast-asides of modern Ireland, the destructive power of nature, sporting icons, the demystifying of literary giants, the delicate tale of a bishop’s secret lovechild, to the remarkable legacy of a famous image.

Contact Information:

w: https://cargofilm-releasing.com/films/cyborgs/
e: rebeccacellicargofilms@gmail.com



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