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Jordana Goldmann

Understanding Together / 32 Min. USA 2012 / English

 How much do we know about, and to what extent can we understand, the lives of children who suffer from cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening chronic disease of the lung?

What is the impact of the illness and its treatment on the daily life of these kids? How do the children view life--and death?

Might physicians learn from an innovative form of research that equips the young patients with a video camera to portray their life outside of the clinical setting? Can this method improve health care results by integrating the gained knowledge into treatment, ultimately improving the patient's quality of life?

The filmmaker captures the inspiring work of Susan Horky at the University of Florida Shands Hospital, attempting to answer the above questions while sharing the children’s touching accounts that reveal courage, optimism and a defiant will to live.