Friday, July 19, 2013

The Crash Reel


We watched The Crash Reel last night which follows pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce before, during, and after his traumatic brain injury. The word I keep using to describe the film is heavy. I found it difficult to watch at times and was left feeling both uplifted and heartbroken. The director, Lucy Walker, doesn't hold back from really examining high-risk sports and the injuries associated with them. I'm clearly unsettled by it all because I've spent the morning reading articles and stories on TBIs. Message received!