Coming to theatres today, Friday, November 25: THE C WORD
Meghan O’Hara’s personal exploration of the way cancer is approached in the West debuted at the Hamptons last year. Other screenings included DOC NYC, Cleveland, Martha’s Vineyard, Napa Valley, Traverse City, and Newport, among other events.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
From filmmaker and cancer survivor Meghan O’Hara (producer of FAHRENHEIT 9/11, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, and SICKO), comes a daring and intimate film that seeks to change the way we think about cancer. O’Hara investigates the connection between the current cancer epidemic and our western lifestyle, including medical professionals’ tendency to treat only the symptoms and not the underlying causes of what ails us. Backed by personal experiences and the scientific validation of Dr David Servan-Schreiber, O’Hara asks us to reconsider the way we currently treat cancer, advocates for society-wide lifestyle changes, and tackles the institutions that stand in the way of those important changes.