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The C Word

Synopsis

From executive producer Morgan Freeman and director Meghan O’Hara comes a bold new film and public outreach and action campaign, THE C WORD that dare to say what no one else is: the cure for cancer might be closer than we think. Both deeply personal and nationally vital, the THE C WORD irrevocably (and with a dose of humor) establishes the connection between the current cancer epidemic and our western lifestyle, and offers us real-life accounts, scientific validation, and tangible solutions to lifestyle-related diseases that plague our country.

The Filmmakers

Meghan O'Hara Director/Writer/Producer

Her producer credits include award winning features SICKO, FAHRENHEIT 9/11, and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, three of the top ten ever box-office grossing documentaries. She began her career directing and producing the documentary ROE VS. ROE for HBO/ Cinemax, various VOD documentaries for HBO, and The IFC Media Project television series. She recently produced 12.12.12 about the concert for Hurricane Sandy relief, and executive produced SEAL TEAM SIX: THE HUNT FOR OSAMA BIN LADEN, a docu-drama for NatGeo. Her awards include a 2008 Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Documentary, the Producers Guild Award for Producer of the Year, and The 2007 Gotham Award for Best Documentary.

Pascaline Servan-Schreiber Producer

Pascaline has more than twenty years of experience as a senior business development executive in media, publishing, technology and internet startups, including Apple Computer. She is involved with NGOs in the fields of healthcare and human rights, including Human Rights Watch and the International Aids Alliance. She sits on the board of the New York Fund for Public Health, which assists the NYC health department with incubating new public health initiatives. She is also the driving force behind THE C WORD’s outreach and engagement campaign. She and David are first cousins; they grew up together in Paris.

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Festivals & Awards

Hamptons International Film Festival

"Filmmaker and cancer survivor Meghan O’Hara (producer of FAHRENHEIT 9/11, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE) wants to change the way we think about cancer. In this daring and intimate film, she investigates the connection between the current cancer epidemic and our western lifestyle, including medical professionals’ tendency to treat only the symptoms and not the underlying causes. Backed by personal experiences and the scientific validation of Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, O’Hara asks us to reconsider the way we currently treat cancer, and advocate instead for society-wide lifestyle changes. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman, THE C WORD challenges us to step up and take control of our health."

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DOC NYC 2015

 From filmmaker and cancer survivor Meghan O’Hara (producer of Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine and Sicko), comes a daring and intimate film that seeks to change the way we think about cancer.  O’Hara investigates the connection between the current cancer epidemic and our western lifestyle, including medical professionals’ tendency to treat only the symptoms and not the underlying causes of what ails us. Backed by personal experiences and the scientific validation of Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, O’Hara asks us to reconsider the way we currently treat cancer, advocates for society-wide lifestyle changes, and tackles the institutions that stand in the way of those important changes. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman, The C Word challenges us to step up and take control of our health.

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Reviews

Walking out of the film, the viewer will find they have a much greater control of their destiny than when they walked in.”

-Forbes