Redefining the traditional scope of documentary film in an electronic age, 65_RedRoses leaves viewers with a new appreciation of life and the digital world. This personal and touching journey takes an unflinching look into the lives of Eva Markvoort and her two online friends who are all battling Cystic Fibrosis (CF) - a fatal genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system.
Unable to meet in person because of the spread of infections and super bugs, the girls have become each other's lifelines through the Internet, providing unconditional love, support and understanding long after visiting hours are over. Now at a critical turning point in their lives, the film travels the distance the friends cannot go themselves, capturing the compelling and often heartbreaking realities they face, just trying to take each breath.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
65 Red Roses Documentary
For a long time, I've been following the blog of Eva, a young CFer who had a double lung transplant last year. I use the word amazing a lot but she truly is amazing. She just got her documentary accepted at the Toronto HotDocs film festival, which is a huge, huge deal. Please check out the trailer below and help spread the word.