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Monday, October 16, 2017

Free panel discussion at Zeitgeist builds on film festival documentary Sick to Death!

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 1:14 PM

click to enlarge MAGGIE HADLEIGH-WEST
  • Maggie Hadleigh-West

A panel discussion will be held tonight, 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Zeitgeist (18618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.) to explore themes found in local filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West's documentary Sick to Death!, which had its world premiere at the New Orleans Film Festival on Saturday night. Based on Hadleigh-West's personal experiences with thyroid disease, the film explores the "complications, negligence and corruption" of the medical establishment as regards diagnosis and treatment of the illness.

In addition to Hadleigh-West, panelists include Dr. Kent Holtorf, founder of the National Academy of Hyperthyroidism; author and thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon; Jeny Kherkher, Executive Director of the Holtorf Medical Group; and health chef and educator Jodi Brown.

Sick to Death! will receive an encore screening as part of this year's New Orleans Film Festival at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Ace Hotel. More information is here.

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