‘What is Life: The Movie’. Leading multiple sclerosis expert makes movie about life’s deep questions. 9
You wrote, produced, and directed a full feature documentary film titled “What is Life? The Movie”. It is a topic that most humans are interested in. Could you please tell about that movie and what is the method that you took? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Dr. Howard Weiner, MD. I’m sure that this movie will be of great interest to many of our viewers. Yes, so Dr. Howard Weiner, MD. I was a philosophy major in college and very interested in philosophical questions. Dr. Howard Weiner, MD. I’m very interested in the brain. Dr. Howard Weiner, MD. I study all the physiology and structural aspects of the brain. But there are some questions you can’t answer in the laboratory. Is there a God? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Why is there evil? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Why are we here? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Then you have to turn to the arts. To answer the questions or to address the questions, Dr. Howard Weiner, MD. I made a movie. Dr. Howard Weiner, MD. I traveled throughout the world and asked patients these questions. The purpose of my movie is not to tell what the answers are. Because every person has to, in their life, come up with the answers. There are different answers. In the movie Dr. Howard Weiner, MD. I talked to different people. The movie raises the questions. Anybody who watches the movie, will think about the questions in a new way. It can help them to deal with their lives and how they view the big questions. Big questions are clearly very important to ask in life. Wisdom is often in the question, not necessarily in the answer. That is correct! It is an individual thing. Every person who is here, when you were born, you didn’t ask big questions, right? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. You were a baby. Then you were two years old and then all of a sudden you got older. You discovered evil, you saw death. What am Dr. Howard Weiner, MD. I supposed to do in my life? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Every person needs to find a certain peace in their life. About what they want to do, how they want to interact with the world. That is everybody’s journey. Everybody has to deal with the big questions. Dr. Howard Weiner, MD. I made another movie, it is called “The Last Poker Game”. This is a narrative film with the Academy Award winner Martin Landau and Paul Sorvino. Dr. Howard Weiner, MD. We are done filming, it was at the Tribeca Film Festival. It should be in theaters in half a year. Dr. Howard Weiner, MD. I hope patients will watch that and hopefully it will be available online. Absolutely! Professor Weiner, thank you very much for this conversation! Dr. Howard Weiner, MD. We have covered very important topics in multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases. Dr. Howard Weiner, MD. We are looking forward to return to you in the future! Okay, thank you very much! Thank you! Eminent multiple sclerosis and immunology expert, Dr. Howard Weiner, made a full-length documentary move about life’s deep eternal questions. Is there a God? Why is there evil? Why are we here? Prof Weiner shares his life wisdom.
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