About the Film In 2004, Jason Crigler’s life was taking off. He was one of New York’s hottest young guitarists, his new CD was due for release and his wife, Monica, was pregnant with their first child. Then, at a gig in Manhattan, Jason suffered a near-fatal brain hemorrhage. His doctors doubted he would ever [...]
The Book On December 8, 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of French Elle and father of two children, suffered a stroke which plunged him into a deep coma. When he regained conciousness, all his motor body functions had deteriorated. He’d been struck by what is known in the medical profession as “locked-in syndrome:” he could no longer [...]
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, traumatic brain injury affects more Americans each year than breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS and spinal cord injury combined. Academy Award®-nominated director Liz Garbus’ insightful documentary COMA explores the mysteries of the injured brain and its ability to heal.