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WPBS-TV to Host Free Screening of “Matter of Mind: My Parkinson’s” at Potsdam Public Library

WATERTOWN, NY (April 2, 2024) – WPBS is pleased to partner with Indie Lens Pop-Up and The Seaway Parkinson’s Coalition to bring a free screening of Matter of Mind: My Parkinson’s on April 11th, 2024 at 2:00 pm, in the Main Reading Room at Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park Street, Potsdam.

In Matter of Mind: My Parkinson’s, three people navigate their lives with resourcefulness and determination in the face of a degenerative illness, Parkinson’s disease. An optician pursues deep brain stimulation surgery; a mother raising a preteen daughter becomes a boxing coach and an advocate for exercise; and a cartoonist contemplates how he will continue to draw as his motor control declines.

“I can’t think of a more appropriate way to mark World Parkinson’s Day, April 11th (the birthdate of Dr. James Parkinson) than by premiering this powerful new PBS documentary on this important subject,” said Mark Prasuhn, President and General Manager at WPBS-TV. “This complex neurogenerative disorder impacts the lives of many individuals and families in our North Country region and we’re honored to partner with the Seaway Parkinson’s Coalition to present this screening and discussion event.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact WPBS Event Coordinator, Cindy Tyler at ctyler@wpbstv.org.

Matter of Mind: My Parkinson’s will be broadcast on WPBS-TV Thursday, April 11th at 2:00 pm.

 

About Indie Pop-Up

As filmmakers, we are not focused only on the search for a cure, but on the questions of what we can do now to live with neurodegenerative diseases—as individuals, as caregivers and families, and as communities. We ask: How can we name these diseases, raise awareness, and create community? How can we create a more physically and conceptually accessible world where people aren’t isolated or stigmatized? How can we relieve the burdens of care and temper the loss we all experience? Learn more about the film: https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/documentaries/matter-of-mind-my-parkinsons/

About WPBS

WPBS is a PBS station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario via cable, satellite, Internet and over-the-air distribution. WPBS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, inform, and engage its two-nation region with exceptional and trusted content across multiple platforms. Its vision is to be the premier provider of extraordinary public media that instills wonder and curiosity across generations and borders. More information about WPBS, including a full channel listing, is available at wpbstv.org, or by following WPBS on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.