Coming to Festivals Summer/Fall of 2018!
A documentary short that shares the story of community health workers in rural Alabama. African American communities in the United States experience higher rates of disease and death when compared to other ethnic groups. In Eutaw AL, poverty, few medical resources, and low education levels contribute to cancer health disparities. Additionally, internalized fear and shame around cancer has compounded the issue. In response, a group of women have joined together to help close the racial disparities gap by providing access to life saving cancer screenings.
A feature length documentary that follows the journey of several women in Salt Lake City, Utah who have Metastatic (stage four) breast cancer. How would you live your life if you discovered you had an incurable disease? Approximately 30% of women with breast cancer will have the disease spread, and receive the diagnosis of MBC. Despite early detection and new treatments, we are not doing enough for the 40,000 women who continue to die from the disease. This documentary looks at the experience of the women who are living with a disease with no cure in sight, the researchers who are trying to cure it, and the activists who are fighting for more funding and better treatment.
Quiet Heroes - In Salt Lake City, Utah, the religious monoculture severely complicated the AIDS crisis, where patients received no support from—or were cast into exile by—the political, religious, and medical communities. In the entire state and intermountain region there was only one doctor to serve all HIV/AIDS patients. This is the story of her fight to save the lives of a maligned population everyone else seemed willing to just let die.
View the films Sundance Film Festival webpage: http://www.sundance.org/projects/quiet-heroes#/
View the films official website: https://www.quietheroes.net