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Mid: Creator of God – Vivek Palavali

February 11, 2010
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michigan State University
220 Trowbridge Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

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Organized by:
Christian Orlic
Email: msu@centerforinquiry.net


Vivek Palavali will present a lecture discussing his experiences and the story surrounding the creation of his documentary film Creator of God – A Brain Surgeon’s Story.

Creator of God – A Brain Surgeon’s Story documents Palavali’s observations on the paradox of human conflict. “Instead of embracing the oneness of humanity, we kill one another because of the artificial religious differences and national borders created by ourselves.” It is the story of how a brain surgeon’s quest, starting as a teenager, finds answers to how and why the idea of God came into human existence and if God actually exists. In these times of holy wars and Jihad, the documentary also explores if religious intolerance and insanity are based on Gods that do not exist.

Students from other area campuses are invited to attend.

About Vivek Palavali, MD

Dr. Palavali is a brain surgeon and author of the book, A Mindful Life: A Brain Surgeon's Personal Experiences and Philosophical Reflections on Living Life Fully. He also is the producer of the film Creator of God: A Brain Surgeon’s Story and most recently Bitter Pill: America and Healthcarein America. Born in India, Dr. Palavali migrated to the United States in 1986. Trained as a neurosurgeon at the University of Chicago. Since he was a teenager, he has been on a global journey to find an answers to the big questions. The story of his travels is presented in, Creator of God: A Brain Surgeon's Story, which won the Best Documentary Film Award at the Pasadena Film Festival and at the Ferndale Film Festival in 2009. His new documentary "Bitter Pill' was nominated for a 2013 Emmy Award by the NATAS Michigan Chapter.