This empathic and often poetic medical-training film features a powerful performance by co-director Naomi Feil as a nurse who learns to cope with aphasia, the inability to speak as a result of a brain injury. Film by directed by local filmmakers, Edward and Naomi Feil. Naomi Feil, a social worker whose career has focused on communicating with language-impaired patients, produced this film and dozens more with her husband, Edward Feil. In the film, the patient’s inner thoughts are heard through voice-over as she struggles in frustration to overcome her disability and to connect with her caregivers. The Council on International Non-theatrical Events (CINE) awarded Inner World its top honor, the Golden Eagle in 1968. More than 47 years later, the film’s innovative artistic qualities were recognized by being selected among the 25 classic films admitted to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.