The story so far

These are previous screenings of I AM BREATHING. For upcoming events, go here.

SITraN in Sheffield, England

June 24, 2013 at 5:00pm · 5 rsvps
Sheffield Institute for Tranlational Neuroscience (SITraN) in Sheffield, United Kingdom

The Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience is located opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield.


Berlin, Germany

June 24, 2013 at 7:00pm · 6 rsvps
Humboldt Graduate School Room 220 in Berlin, Germany

The Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin's International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences is proud to announce the screening of the motor neurone disease documentary I AM BREATHING. The event aims to raise awareness for MND and reflects the program's dedication to neurodegenerative disease research. This event is free and open to the public. Kindly RSVP via this page, email, telephone or on Facebook.


Edinburgh, Scotland

June 24, 2013 at 6:00pm
Private in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research is hosting a private screening of I Am Breathing for the researchers in the Centre. Our researchers are motivated by MND patients and carers worldwide in their efforts to slow, stop and potentially reverse the effects of nerve degeneration as well as working with clinicians to improve the QoL of patients and carers of this debilitating disease. This screening will provide a fitting close to our annual student day. 


Washington, DC

June 24, 2013 at 7:30pm · 10 rsvps
Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington, DC

Screening will be in the Meridian Hill Pictures studio, located at the Josephine Butler Parks Center. Ring 'Meridian Hill Pictures' at the front buzzer and someone will let you in to the building. Please RSVP in advance as space is limited. See you there!


Harare, Zimbabwe

June 25, 2013 at 7:00pm · 4 rsvps
Alliance francaise de Harare in Harare, Zimbabwe

Coming to Alliance Francaise, Harare on June 25! A screening of I AM BREATHING, the moving documentary that tells the story of Neil Platt's battle with Motor Neurone Disease. This screening forms part of a global experiment in crowd-distributing independent documentaries. Across the world some 25 countries will be hosting screenings of the film in a united effort to raise awareness for motor neurone disease.

More info below:

I AM BREATHING is about the thin space between life and death.

Neil Platt ponders the last months of his life. Within a year, he goes from being a healthy young father to becoming completely paralysed from the neck down. As his body gets weaker, his perspective on life changes:

"It's amazing how adaptable we are when we have to be. 
It's what separates us and defines us as human beings."

Knowing he only has a few months left to live, and while he still has the ability to speak, Neil puts together a letter and memory box for his baby son Oscar. How can he make sense of the last 34 years? How can he anticipate what Oscar might want to know about his father in a future Neil can only imagine? He tries to tell the story of his life from his memories and impressions of love, friends and motorbike rides.     

Neil faces Motor Neurone Disease with incredible humour and honesty, determined to share this last stage of his life through a blog that touched many people. With his posts forming the film’s narration, I AM BREATHING tries to listen to Neil as he asks in the last months of his life: "What makes us human?"


London, England

June 25, 2013 at 6:00pm
Private in London, United Kingdom

Bristol, England

June 25, 2013 at 8:00pm · 2 rsvps
private in Bristol, United Kingdom

At a workplace in London, England

June 26, 2013 at 4:00pm · 8 rsvps
Private in London, United Kingdom

Birmingham, England

June 26, 2013 at 7:00pm · 28 rsvps
CTC Kingshurst Academy in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Hosted by the Birmingham & Solihull Group of the MND Association.


Hamburg, Germany

June 26, 2013 at 8:00pm
Filmraum – der Zwischenraum in Hamburg, Germany

I'm really happy to host this event in cooperation and with the support of Behzad Safari who runs the utterly charming Filmraum in Hamburg. We don't charge entry but strongly encourage the people to donate. Big time!

Also I just got the German ALS association "DMG" involved,  all net proceeds go to them. They will send someone to attend the screening and to do a Q&A afterwards if needed. It's all coming together! Yay! 
Everyone I get involved here is really happy to be part of this world wide project. 

Thanks for setting this up:
Ben, the rest of Scottish Documentary Institute, Distrify and all you others who are involved in the organization!


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