Amazing initiative around the film by Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon, I am Breathing, a film that has been shown at festivals all over, has been praised for its cinematic quality (also here at filmkommentaren.dk where it was on the Top 10 list of documentaries from 2012):
Tomorrow, June 21st, the film is to be shown in 164 places. Read this fine text from the website:
This year, on 21 June, in a wee village in Scotland a small group will get together to watch a film about a man who dies from Motor Neurone Disease (MND), also known internationally as ALS, ELA, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. At the same time, in a cinema in Mexico City, people are arriving from all over to see the the film, I AM BREATHING. In Russia and Romania, in Kosovo and Kenya, in India and Ireland, in Bahrain and Belgium, in the US and the UK – across the world people have volunteered to show the film – in village halls, schools, churches, living rooms, pubs, and theatres.
They have been inspired by the story of Neil Platt, who died aged 34, 14 months after being diagnosed with MND/ALS. He was determined more people should know about the disease.
Within a year, he went from being a healthy young father to becoming completely immobile from the neck down. As his body got weaker, he used his remaining months to communicate about his illness. He collaborated with the filmmakers on I AM BREATHING and wrote a blog, determined to play a part in making MND/ALS history by sharing his story and building a community of people to join the fight…
IMPORTANT: Go to the website below and you will find where and at what time, the film will be shown in a venue near you. For the Danes in Copenhagen:
Friday, June 21, 2013 at 05:00 PM
The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, Denmark
A screening made by DOXBIO in collaboration with MUSKELSVINDSFONDEN, THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DENMARK, DFI AND DANISH DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION