The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 89 minutes
After being nominated for an Oscar® for producing Michael Moore's “Sicko,” filmmaker Meghan O'Hara was diagnosed with cancer. While conducting cancer research, neuroscientist David Servan-Schreiber was diagnosed with brain cancer. Wait, don't turn the page. This is not a depressing film about decay and death. Quite the opposite. Meghan met David through his research into the lifestyle choices that cause cancer and the tools we all have to prevent it. She began documenting his confrontations with the twin demons that make us a cancer-prone culture. First is a consumer culture that aims to addict people to unhealthy products and choices. Second is a medical culture based on cost efficiency and profitable results instead of prevention. Using humor, honesty, and an unflinching view at the ways in which we are all complicit in the cancer culture, THE C WORD is an empowering and hopeful look at an issue many of us will likely face. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, it removes a lot of fear from a topic we ignore at our own peril. –C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 7:20 PM
Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 1:40 PM
Friday, April 08, 2016 at 11:40 AM
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Global Health Competition
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