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Six patients. One radical decision.

Hope or Hype?

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THE FOOD CURE is a feature-length documentary that explores the most extreme claims made about nutrition. Can a particular diet really alleviate or even reverse serious diseases like cancer?

The film follows the experiences of six cancer patients who choose a plant-based nutritional treatment in lieu of chemotherapy and radiation. It accompanies them over a period of more than five years, no matter what the outcome.

Intimate and unflinchingly honest, this deeply moving documentary shows the astonishing feats that can be achieved with nutrition, while also portraying the obstacles and daily struggles patients experience as they attempt to eat and juice their way back to health.

THE FOOD CURE encourages us to think about the intersection of health, food production, and medicine in completely new ways.

 

Protagonists

 
  Christine  — Pau, France

Christine — Pau, France

  Fred  — Toronto, Canada

Fred — Toronto, Canada

  Jeremiah  — Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Jeremiah — Los Angeles, U.S.A.

  Marie  —   Montreal, Canada

Marie Montreal, Canada

  Michele  —Yazoo City, Mississippi, U.S.A.

Michele —Yazoo City, Mississippi, U.S.A.

  Verena  — Luzern, Switzerland

Verena — Luzern, Switzerland

 

Experts

 

Dr. Jeffrey White  
Director of the Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Cancer Institute

Dr. Valter Longo
Professor of Gerontology and Cancer Research at USC, Edna Jones Chair of Biogerontology, and Head of Longevity Institute

Dr. Terry Mason
Chief Medical Officer, Former Chicago Public Health Commissioner

Dr. Kelly Turner, PHD  
Author of ‘Radical Remission - Surviving Cancer Against all Odds’

Wolfgang Gerz, MD  
General practitioner, Munich, Germany

Kathryn Alexander, ND  
Gerson practitioner, Australia

Beata Bishop
Former BBC Journalist, former Stage IV Melanoma patient, Author of  ‘A Time to Heal’

Stephen Alexander
Government health policy advisor, Australia

Gar Hildenbrand
Epidemiologist and Head of CHIPSA Immuno-Oncology Hospital, Mexico

FILM STILLS

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The Crew

 
 
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Sarah Mabrouk

Director | Sarah Mabrouk holds degrees in journalism and film, and spent ten years working in news, primarily in Europe and the Middle East. She reported on the Iraq war, the Lebanon war, the conflict in Israel/Palestine, the Arab Spring, and Iran. Within the news world, Sarah has worked as a reporter, producer, speaker, camerawoman, production manager, and writer for press agencies, television, and radio. Her clients have included Associated Press, BBC, CNN, Gamma, France 24, Abaca, Agencia EFE, and ZDF. Sarah grew up in Washington, D.C. and speaks fluent English, Arabic, German, French, and Spanish.

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Alexander Wadouh

Producer | Alexander Wadouh heads the Berlin-based production company Chromosom Film GmbH. His films, including A Coffee in Berlin (distributed in the US) and White Shadow (executive produced by Ryan Gosling), have won more than 50 international awards, among them six German Academy Awards, a European Film Award, the prestigious Dino de Laurentiis Award in Venice. They were sold to more than 30 territories.

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Sybella Stevens

Producer | Sybella Stevens studied Theatre and Media at Charles Sturt University and has been working in the arts and creative field for the last 13 years. Sybella has worked internationally across theatre, film and television. Recent work has included Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer and Black Panther.

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Frederic Lafargue

Cinematographer | Frederic Lafargue is an award-winning photographer and cameraman with more than 20 years of experience. He is best known for his work depicting Middle East conflicts, most recently the war in Syria.

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Thomas Keller

Editor | Thomas Keller studied film in Bristol and has been working in the creative field since 15 years. He is specialized in editing documentary films and is the editor of The East Complex, The Good American, Out in East Berlin, Colonial Education. He lives and works in Berlin.

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Christopher Seward

Supervising Editor | Christopher Seward is a documentary filmmaker and consultant with over twenty years of experience. He edited top grossing documentaries like Fahrenheit 9/11, winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and Sicko - both earning Seward awards as the American Cinema Editors Guild as Best Documentary Editor of the year. He has also acted as supervising and consulting editor on films like Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, Wake Up, and Fire in the Blood.

 
 
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Kira Zimmerman

Outreach Coordinator | As a recent graduate from American University in Washington D.C., with a BA in Public Relations and Film studies, Kira is extremely passionate about documentary promotion. She sees documentary film as the strongest catalyst to educate the public about pressing issues in order to enact social change. Kira is experienced in outreach, social media strategy, marketing, and community engagement. She uses these skills to create a community of engaged and active audience members. Kira is currently living in Tel Aviv, Israel.