National Press Club

"Your Health: A Sacred Matter" documentary premier and discussion, Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m.

May 17, 2017 | By Suzanne Struglinski, director of membership engagement |

The National Press Club will host the exclusive Washington premier of the new documentary “Your Health: A Sacred Matter” on Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom followed by a panel discussion moderated by Alison Kodjak, NPR's health policy correspondent and chair of the Club's Board of Governors.

Tickets are required: $10 for Club members and $15 for general public. Tickets can be purchased here.

The film, created by Club members Adam and Gerald Krell was photographed on locations nationwide. The program is a comprehensive overview of the relationship between religion, spirituality and health. It weaves together compelling individual stories from doctors, patients, nurses, chaplains and caregivers. The lives they share on film are ones of personal transcendence, courage, and dignity. The Club screening is prior to the film's national release to public television stations.

The following panelists will discuss questions ranging from one of the central film themes: What connections between religion, spirituality, and health are increasingly common in contemporary society -- to the moral question how this relates to the ongoing health care policy debate in Washington.

Dr. Daniel Sulmasy, Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Georgetown University

Dr. Christina Puchalski, Founder and Director, George Washington Institute for Spirituality & Health

Dr. Siva Subramanian; Chief, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Gerald Krell, Producer & Director, “Your Health: A Sacred Matter”

Adam Krell, Producer and Director of Photography. “Your Health: A Sacred Matter”

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View the film trailer here and learn more about the film here.