His Own Life
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
- Ric Burns
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.