The BRNZ and CBR present: The Inheritance documentary screening

09 October 2015
The inheritance documentary poster

09 October 2015

6 - 9pm

Venue: AMRF Lecture Theatre

Location: 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland

Host: Centre for Brain Research and Brain Research New Zealand

Cost: A gold coin donation

Contact info: Nasim Mehrabi



Join us for a screening of documentary film The Inheritance and provide your support to young people facing Huntington’s Disease


It is with great pleasure, that Professor Richard Faull and his team at Brain Research New Zealand and Centre for Brain Research present The Inheritance.

This film screening will benefit young people impacted by Huntington's Disease, a neurodegenerative illness with devastating effects on our families and community. A gold coin donation is requested for entry.

Praise for the Inheritance


“Truly one of the most moving and inspirational stories I have ever witnessed on the big screen.” Cathy Stephenson – DomPost

“There is such tremendous inspiration and wisdom in your documentary. Above all, it feels like a love story. I hope ‘The Inheritance’ is seen by many, many people. It really deserves a giant audience worldwide!” Dayna Goldfine (U.S. Award winning filmmaker).

“An uplifting experience. Five stars.” Roger Childs – Kapiti Independent.


About The Inheritance


"Huntington’s Disease is a hereditary neurodegenerative condition that typically manifests in mid-adult life.

Bridget and her partner Jeff confront the horrors of the disease’s progress most squarely in the deterioration of her mother Judy, who had been a staunch promoter of Huntington’s awareness – in marked contrast to previous generations who shrouded its cruel heritage in shame. Historians have traced the passage of the gene back through generations, as Bridget has been able to do in her own family. Seeking hope for generations to follow, she meets leading international scientists racing to find a cure and witnesses the everyday heroism of people living with this disease

Struggling to face up to the inevitable demise for so many of her family and the harrowing possibility that her son might have inherited it, Bridget takes us into the heart of a family whose love of life and each other is intensely moving to behold.

Join us for this screening of The Inheritance and give your support to young people facing Huntington’s Disease. Find out more about the film. 



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