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2024: Winding Path
"Winding Path" had its world premiere as an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival 2024. It tells the story of Jenna Murray, an Eastern Shoshone MD,/PhD student at the University of Utah. She was a graduate of the NARI Program in 2015 and 2016 and now serves as a NARI mentor. Her most formative childhood experiences were spent on her family’s Wind River Indian Reservation ranch where she loved nothing more than helping her grandfather. When he suddenly dies of a preventable health issue, Jenna grapples with her dream of a career in tribal health while facing her own mental health crisis.
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2023: Language of Care
Navigating health care is hard enough when English is your first language — imagine the difficulty when American Sign is your first language. How can we bridge the linguistic and cultural gaps needed to better care for patients? University of Utah Health is proud to present "Language of Care," an amazing story of how a community of Deaf patients are breaking barriers by co-designing their own care with U of U Health researchers. "Language of Care" premiered at a sponsored event during the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.
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2022: Meet Me Where I Am
"Meet Me Where I Am" follows Adolphus Nickleberry through his journey at University of Utah Health's Intensive Outpatient Clinic as he rewrites his story with help from compassionate providers. Overcoming the ripples of health disparities and racism that last generations while surviving the loss of his parents and a lifetime of substance abuse, Adolphus looks to the future, relishing time spent with his family.
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2019: One In A Million
By the time Tyler turned 10, he lost his ability to walk, see, and hear, but the cause remained a mystery. His family eventually turned to University of Utah Health, where scientists searched Tyler’s DNA for clues to his condition. What they discovered led to a life-changing treatment. University of Utah Health is proud to present One in a Million, a documentary of Tyler’s incredible journey premiering at a sponsored event during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
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