Bearing Witness: Luke Melchior

This feature documentary is a portrait of Luke Melchior who, at 26, has lived longer than most people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive wasting of the muscles. Knowing his life will be relatively short has made Luke feel an urgency about making a lasting contribution. He lives independently, with the help of 3 homecare workers, runs a web-based business selling outdoor gear, and chairs the board of the Disability Resource Centre in Victoria, BC, where he is a passionate advocate for the rights of the disabled.

Bearing Witness consists of 3 films, each approximately one hour long, on people with life-threatening illnesses. The series also profiles Jocelyn Morton, who died of liver cancer at 44, and Robert Coley-Donohue, who died of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) at age 74.

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Film Credits

director
Dan Curtis
writer
Jim Osborne
camera
Dan Curtis
sound
Dan Curtis
picture editing
Dan Curtis
music composer
Tobin Stokes
producer
Adam Symansky
Pierre Lapointe
sound editor
Don Ayer
re-recording
Serge Boivin
Jean Paul Vialard
Geoffrey Mitchell

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