The C Word

2015 | USA | NR | 89 min.


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Film Info
Section:US Official Selection: Documentary
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Release Year:2015
Runtime:89 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Morgan Freeman
Director:Meghan O'Hara
Produced by:Lori McCreary
Meghan O'Hara
Pascaline Servan Schreiber
Screenwriter:Meghan O'Hara
Cinematography:Topaz Adizes
Nelson Hume
Editing By:Francisco Bello
Bryan Gunnar Cole
Lorian James Delman


Cancer: Few words are more feared. But in her sharply researched, deftly humorous message of hope, survivor Meghan O’Hara (Oscar-nominated producer of “Bowling for Columbine,” “Fahrenheit 9/11,” and “Sicko”) changes the way we think about this terrifying disease, showing that it’s time to stop being afraid of cancer, and time to make cancer afraid of us. Following her cancer diagnosis, O’Hara met neurologist Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, who had himself been diagnosed with brain cancer while doing cancer research. Together they explore daily Western behaviors that are linked to 70% of cancer deaths: smoking, processed foods, stress, contaminants, and lack of exercise. Narrated and executive produced by Morgan Freeman, “The C Word” is an unflinching look at our complacency with cancer culture, the vibrant cast of characters who are changing the game, and the tools we already have on our side to beat the dreaded scourge of our time. In Person: Director Meghan O’Hara.