Thursday, April 12
Donnelley Theatre in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center
To Have and to Give
A twenty-minute documentary about live organ donation, by filmmaker Dave Esposito which tells the story of donating a part of his liver to his terminally ill brother-in-law, Sungrai Sohn, professor of music at Sarah Lawrence College. The film combines interviews with family members and medical experts along with images and footage from the time of the transplant, and follows Sungrai Sohn’s medical crisis in 2001, the transplant, and recovery. The film explores the family’s emotional dynamics during this crisis in a realistic, accessible manner. The film’s portrayal of a real family going through the transplant process, and living healthy, productive lives ten years later may help potential donors decide whether living donation is right for them.