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Blood and Honey

Jessica Bernstein
Jessica Bernstein

Blood & Honey presents a radically different view of what it means to live with diabetes. This feature-length documentary will enable audiences to see the chronically ill in a way they never could have imagined: as a valuable resource. The film makes the point that the issues associated with chronic illness- uncertainty, loss, change, mortality- are common to us all. People who live with diabetes for many years are in a unique position. Those who choose to face their problems acquire hard-earned knowledge about how to both accept and transcend suffering. In indigenous cultures, people with this level of wisdom are referred to as "elders." The people with diabetes interviewed will be referred to as "diabetes elders" and will share what they've learned about life. Other "elders," - philosophers, psychologists, spiritual healers- will add to the community of voices.

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