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‘The Celiac Project’ by Evanston native Michael Frolichstein

Wednesday, July 8, 7 pm, 1st Floor Community Meeting Room, Main Library

The Celiac Project is a dynamic, first-of-its-kind documentary about life before and after the diagnosis of celiac disease.The inspiration for this film came after the director and Evanston native, Michael Frolichstein, struggled with a series of "mystery aliments" before finally being diagnosed with celiac disease at age 40. Michael was shocked to learn that this auto-immune disease, which affects 1% of the US population, is 83% undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. His journey to meet others who had suffered, as well as get answers from experts, led him to uncover more mysteries within his own family. The documentary ultimately explores what we can do individually and as a society to advance the conversation and raise awareness about the disease.

Screening to be followed by a panel discussion.

All are welcome but please register either online or by calling 847-448-8620 to guarantee your seat.

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