Oliver Sacks:
His Own Life
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

  • Ric Burns

Illuminates what
can only be called an extraordinary existence.

The New York Times (Critics Pick)

A closeted champion weight lifter, haunted by vice, becomes a poet of contemporary neuroscience.

Months before his death, Oliver Sacks sat down with legendary director Ric Burns to tell his life story, in his own words. A story that includes battles with drug addiction, self-hating homophobia, and a research establishment that failed to understand him. His story ultimately helped redefine our understanding of the human brain and the diversity of the human experience.



  • Leigh Howell

  • Kathryn Clinard

  • Bonnie Lafave

Executive Producers

  • Rocky Collins

  • Julie Goldman

  • David Elisco

  • Greg Boustead