OLIVER SACKS - HIW OWN LIFE explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact. Sacks was a fearless explorer of unknown mental worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared
TITLE Oliver Sacks - His Own Life
LENGTH 90 minutes
LOCATIONS USA, UK a.o.
PRODUCTION Steeplechase Films, Vulcan Productions
CO-PRODUCTION Motto Pictures, Sutor Kolonko, Passion Pictures
PRODUCERS Leigh Howell, Bonnie Lafave, Kathryn Clinard
CO-PRODUCERS Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Ingmar Trost
COMMISSIONING EDITOR Jutta Krug (WDR/ARTE)
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Ric Burns
DOP Buddy Squieres A.S.C.
EDITOR Li-Shin Yu
SUPPORTED BY Simons Foundation, NEH, Overbrook Foundation, ITVS, TFI Sloan, PBS – American Masters
USA / Germany 2020