Location: An Palás Cinema, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway City

Dec 01 2018

The premiere screening of A Tiny Spark will take place at An Palás Cinema, 15 Merchant’s Road Lower, Galway, from 1pm on Saturday December 1st.

A Tiny Spark is the 2018 Science on Screen Commission by CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices, based at NUI Galway and Galway City of Film with Galway Film Centre.

Directed by Niamh Heery and produced by Caroline Kealy of Swansong Films, A Tiny Spark examines the effect of cerebrovascular illness and stroke on people’s lives and specifically looks at research into the blood clots that cause stroke. With a mixture of dramatic first person accounts and beautiful animation sequences highlighting the functions of the various parts of the brain, A Tiny Spark is a film about science’s ability to affect real change for human life.

A Tiny Spark focuses on stroke and cerebrovascular research being led by Neuroscientist, Dr Karen Doyle from CÚRAM and Galway Neuroscience Centre in NUI Galway, which involves analysis of removed blood clots to see what information they may yield. This is the first study of its kind in the world and is an international collaborative study between NUI Galway, hospital partners in Beaumont Hospital and throughout Europe, and the Mayo Clinic in the US. The research is carried out in partnership with Cerenovus.

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To book free tickets for the world premiere on Saturday, 1 December at Pálás Cinema, Spanish Arch, Galway, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/a-tiny-spark-premiere-screening-tickets-52811744349

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