Heartbeat in the Brain
|Heartbeat in the Brain|
Screenshots from the film
|Directed by||Amanda Feilding|
|Produced by||Amanda Feilding, Joseph Mellen|
Heartbeat in the Brain is a 1970 documentary film produced and directed by Amanda Feilding, an advocate of trepanation. In the film, Feilding, a 27-year-old student at the time, drills a hole in her forehead with a dentist's drill. In the documentary, surgical scenes alternate with motion studies of Feilding's pet pigeon Birdie.
The 1998 documentary A Hole in the Head contains footage from Heartbeat in the Brain.
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