Two weeks ago the film Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis premiered in London and looks at the long terms effects of concussion. Inspired by the book written by former Harvard graduate and WWE Wrestler Christopher Nowinski and featuring some of the worlds experts on concussion, the film looks at the long term effect that concussion can have on the brain, including the real-life stories of some former soccer, American football and rugby players.
The film asks the question why concussion traditionally has not had the same importance as a visible injury in ensuring a player is taken off the field of play and the subsequent recovery. It looks at different sports current policy on concussion and looks at what has happened in America where the NFL has ensured a medically driven policy is in place for players suffering from concussion. Sports in the UK have to help take forward the concussion agenda now.
Below is a trailer for the film, together with details of how to rent the film. Look out on twitter and in future e-newsletters for more information from the Child Brain Injury Trust on concussion.
From the acclaimed director Steve James (Academy Award-nominated Hoop Dreams, Emmy Award winning The Interrupters), Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis is a revealing documentary featuring never-before-seen neurological findings related to rugby and soccer players that will serve as a wake-up call for those who think that the devastating chronic effects of repetitive head trauma are only an American football and boxing injury.
Inspired by events from the book Head Games written by former Ivy League Football Player and WWE Wrestler Christopher Nowinski, Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis will capture the attention of a worldwide audience and expose a problem that has undeniably become a silent epidemic on a global scale. Internationally respected medical experts, professional and amateur athletes and their families will offer eye-opening insights and cutting edge science on head trauma that will demand that the perception of concussion change to guarantee the health and safety of athletes as a top priority.
The film is available to rent or download now and can be done so at: