Directed by Josh Taft
ALIVE & WELL tells the story of seven people engulfed, enraged, embattled and empowered by the effects of one of the ‘unknown’ hereditary diseases: Huntington’s.
Whether they are a renowned scientist battling to find a cure, a young woman who dreams of bearing a child, or a recognized television personality, each character is coming to terms with the reality of Huntington’s Disease in their lives.
This is ultimately a film about people who are looking for hope in their lives. Through seven stories, we bear witness to the questions, struggles and many triumphs in daily life with a chronic disease.
An honest portrayal unfolds through these seven stories, as each person is faced with the challenge of living with a chronic disease instead of dying with one.
Original Score composed by Saunder Stenfert Jurriaans and Daniel Charles Bensi.
Tickets to see Alive and Well: a documentary about Huntington’s Disease at SIFF on May 22nd and 23rd are now on sale! Please join us for the premiere.