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1129 Weaver Dairy Rd

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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This documentary film will transform our understanding of what it takes for children’s brains to fully develop and thrive.

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Brain Matters is a documentary film about the science of early childhood and what it takes for children to get the best possible start in life. Produced by the Genesis Foundation (Colombia) and filmed in the US, India, Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Colombia, Brain Matters features cutting-edge research and high quality programs and intervention models such as The Abecedarian Project. Creating awareness about the importance of the early years and fueling policy change is at the heart of their mission.

Brain Matters reveals that learning begins way before children go to school and that it’s the experiences children are exposed to that determine their chances for future success. Everyday situations such as play, relationships, language and nutrition are examined with a fresh scientific approach, aiming at a set of brain boosting skills and activities that can provide every child with the opportunity to thrive.

Through interviews with cutting-edge researchers, scientists, economists, families and educators, Brain Matters explores the so called “miracle years”, a critical period of our lives that no one remembers, in a profound new way—emphasizing how the first few years are the greatest opportunity we have to give children the best start in life.

This screening is sponsored by UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) and Carolina Public Humanities (CPH).

Doors will open at 5:30 pm. The screening will start at 6:00 pm and will be followed by Q&A.

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