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Bearing Witness: Luke Melchior

Bearing Witness: Luke Melchior

| 51 min

This feature documentary is a portrait of Luke Melchior (1973-2021) who, at 26, had already lived longer than most people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive wasting of the muscles. Knowing his life would be relatively short had made Luke feel an urgency about making a lasting contribution. Living independently, with the help of 3 homecare workers, he ran a web-based business selling outdoor gear, and chaired the board of the Disability Resource Centre in Victoria, BC, where he was 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.

  • 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
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • on-line technician
    Denis Gathelier
  • digital editing technician
    Phyllis Lewis
  • title design
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • post-production coordinator
    Linda Payette
  • program administrator
    Marie Tonto-Donati
    Nickie Merulla
  • production clerk
    Sia Koukoulas
  • transcription
    Susan Panneton



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