by Carolyn Thomas ♥ @HeartSisters ♥ July 15 , 2019
SEPTEMBER 7th! Film Screening/Panel Discussion in Victoria, BC!
Just launched on July 15th, the important documentary film called “A Typical Heart“ is a triumph. It’s about the deadly disparity in diagnosis, treatment and outcomes among male and female heart patients. It packs an incredible load of unforgettable factoids and quotable quotes into just 22 short minutes. .
Eight patients were interviewed about their own heart stories (I was pleased to be included in this group of women – thank you to York Region paramedic/co-producer Cristina D’Allessandro for inviting me to participate!) as well as several remarkable experts who clearly explain valuable heart lessons to women – and to their colleagues.
Please watch it, like it, and then share this film with all of the women you care about. “A Typical Heart“ was directed by Chris Beauchamp and Laura Beauchamp of Distillery Film Company; written by Chris Beauchamp and Cristina D’Allessandro; produced by Chris Beauchamp, Laura Beauchamp and Cristina D’Allessandro, who won a $50,000 StoryHive award from Telus to create this film.
Watch the official film trailer for A Typical Heart.
FILM SCREENING EVENT UPDATE: If you live on the West Coast of Canada, please join us on Saturday, September 7th for a free film screening and panel discussion of A Typical Heart at St. George’s Church in Cadboro Bay in Victoria, BC. Three of the eight heart patients interviewed in the film – Laurie Blakely, Zarina Vicenzino and Carolyn Thomas – will be participating in this panel on women’s heart health. The event moderator is Barb Field, retired Cardiac Social Worker at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.
Admission is free but space is limited: register early to reserve your seat.
Q: What’s your response to watching this documentary film?
NOTE FROM CAROLYN: I wrote much more about the cardiology gender gap in my book, “A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease” . You can ask for it at your local library or favourite bookshop, or order it online (paperback, hardcover or e-book) at Amazon, or order it directly from my publisher, Johns Hopkins University Press (use the code HTWN to save 20% off the list price).