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The Resource Flight from darkness, produced by Eleventh Hour Pictures Inc. in co-production with National Film Board of Canada ; [writer and director, Trevor Grant], (videorecording)

Flight from darkness, produced by Eleventh Hour Pictures Inc. in co-production with National Film Board of Canada ; [writer and director, Trevor Grant], (videorecording)

Label
Flight from darkness
Title
Flight from darkness
Statement of responsibility
produced by Eleventh Hour Pictures Inc. in co-production with National Film Board of Canada ; [writer and director, Trevor Grant]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tells the story of Percy Paul who began his journey in a remote Dene community in northern Saskatchewan, a place where far too often alcohol and violence were close at hand. Despite these circumstances, he excelled in school and sports, eventually proving himself a world class distance runner and gold medallist. Within a few short years, Percy found himself at Princeton, working alongside one of the world's leading authorities on string theory, black holes and quantum field theory. But all this changed when he turned 28 and he became an alcoholic in an effort to cope with his extreme mood swings. After a failed suicide attempt, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Those afflicted with this life-long disorder suffer flights of mania followed by periods of clinical depression, where many try suicide and, tragically, all too many succeed. Flight from Darkness focuses on the life of Percy Paul, from his dazzling rise and fall as a brilliant mathematician to his continuing struggle to prevail over his illness and realize his full potential
Cataloging source
UAB
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
RC516
LC item number
.F59 2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
National Film Board of Canada
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paul, Percy
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Mathematicians
  • Indians of North America
  • Manic-depressive illness
Technique
live action
Label
Flight from darkness, produced by Eleventh Hour Pictures Inc. in co-production with National Film Board of Canada ; [writer and director, Trevor Grant], (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (52 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 153C 9107 052
  • C 9107 052
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn190872271
  • (OCoLC)190872271
System details
DVD-R ; Dolby Digital, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Flight from darkness, produced by Eleventh Hour Pictures Inc. in co-production with National Film Board of Canada ; [writer and director, Trevor Grant], (videorecording)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (52 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 153C 9107 052
  • C 9107 052
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn190872271
  • (OCoLC)190872271
System details
DVD-R ; Dolby Digital, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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