For Dear Life

For Dear Life (doc.)

Thursday, 2. 11. 15h, Cultural center of Belgrade
Thursday, 2. 11. 17h, Cultural center of Novi Sad

Director: Carmen Pollard
Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Runtime: 74’
Language: English

Production: Stranger Productions
Website: www.fordearlife.ca

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International selection

Synopsis
When 46-year-old theatre producer James Pollard learns he has terminal cancer, he sets out to turn his dying into a lasting final project—rallying friends and family to become involved in preserving his body after death. As macabre as this may sound, the practicality by which James approaches the inevitable offers new freedom and possibilities for dealing with death within a culture where we simply don’t talk about it.

Director’s biography
Carmen Pollard brings a combined fifteen years experience as a picture and story editor, director, story consultant, and visual effects artist to her feature documentary directorial debut For Dear Life . Her long list of credits includes work for the National Film Board, CBC, Knowledge Network, Disney, WarnerBros., MGM, Sony and Fox, among others. She has been nominated for a primetime Emmy, a Gemini, and five Leo awards, including her 2008 win for Best Picture Editing on the NFB feature documentary Dirt.

Festivals and awards:
DOXA Documentary Film Festival, 2017

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