GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 22, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Library and Archives Canada invites you to a special screening of the movie 'Miracles in Modern Medicine'.
ABOUT 'MIRACLES IN MODERN MEDICINE'
During the six months Expo 67 was held in Montreal, some 2.5 million people watched Robert Cordier's multimedia show at the Meditheatre. Nearly 200 people fainted each day.
Cutting-edge medical procedures in Montréal hospitals, filmed and edited using avant-garde cinematic techniques, were projected on giant screens above actors who interacted with the film as they performed medical roles on sets that included real hospital equipment.
The film showed the first-ever explicit depiction of a live birth seen by a mass public, and it also contained revolutionary footage of open-heart and brain surgery. Lost for almost 50 years, this revolutionary film was rediscovered in pristine condition at Library and Archives Canada, and a stunning new version scanned from the negative will be shown in Ottawa for the first time.
The movie will be preceded by a presentation by Steven Palmer, Professor of History, University of Windsor. Mr. Palmer is available for media interviews.
Steven Palmer, Professor of History, University of Windsor
Monday, November 27, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street, Auditorium
SOURCE Library and Archives Canada
For further information: Media Relations, Library and Archives Canada, 819-994-4589, [email protected]