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| 59 min

This feature documentary follows Canadian actress Babz Chula to Kerala, India, where she is to undergo treatment by a renowned Ayurvedic healer in an effort to manage her 6-year battle with cancer. The bare-bones Indian clinic at first disappoints, but Babz is uplifted as her condition seemingly shows marked signs of improvement following treatment and introspection. Returning home, however, it is revealed that her cancer has actually advanced. Amazingly, the irrepressible actress invites filmmaker Anne Wheeler to continue bearing witness to her journey into the unknown.

This film contains scenes of nudity and/or sexuality. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • writer
    Anne Wheeler
  • director
    Anne Wheeler
  • producer
    Yves J. Ma
  • editor
    Hart Snider
    Janice Brown
  • camera
    Ray Harper
    Luben Izov
    Anne Wheeler
  • sound
    Ray Harper
    Luben Izov
    Anne Wheeler
  • music
    Stu Goldberg
  • score performer
    Stu Goldberg
  • score recording
    Stu Goldberg
  • score mixing
    Stu Goldberg
  • vocals
    Jennifer Lauren
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • sound supervision
    Gael MacLean
  • narrator
    Anne Wheeler
  • location support
    Luben Izov
  • post technical support
    Luben Izov
  • additional camera
    Aviv Cuilla
    Orpheo Cuilla
    Ben Ratner
    A.J. Vesak
    Paul Mitchnik
  • music clearances
    Found Images Research
  • dialogue editing
    Doug Paterson
  • re-recording
    Doug Paterson
  • foley
    Jeremy Butler
  • post coordinator
    Andy Nathani
  • colorist
    Achim Kapitza
  • titling
    Flavio Bidese
  • production coordinator
    Jennifer Roworth
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • program administrator
    Janine Steele
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen


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Ages 16 to 18

Family Studies/Home Economics - Aging/Death and Dying
Health/Personal Development - Disease Prevention
Media Education - Documentary Film

How does the opportunity to share her story help Babz deal with her difficult condition? Anne Wheeler has to balance her demands as a filmmaker and as a friend (38:10). How does this affect the documentary? What does it mean that “the actor has left the stage” (50:00)? Ask students to study the lyrics of “Closer to the Light” by Bruce Cockburn. Why is this an appropriate choice to end the movie?

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