Four people – each of whom has battled with cancer, one still living with a terminal diagnosis - experience the transformative power of self-expression as they create an opera based on their personal stories.
This therapeutic process is a world first, and is documented as it unfolds under the guidance of talented music therapist Emma O’Brien (from the Royal Melbourne Hospital) and the creative team of a respected opera company.
PARTICIPANTS: Mary Doggett-Williams, Dianne Graham, Lisa Kanidiadis & Bruce McCulloch Emma O’Brien – music therapist/composer David Kram – musical director of the opera.
Produced with the assistance of the Australian Film Commission & SBS Independent.
Silver Plaque at the 2006 HUGO Awards/ Chicago International Film Festival (in the category of Documentary: Arts/Humanities) Best Documentary Feature at the 2006 Independents’ Film Festival (USA) Winner of the Chris Statuette in the Arts category at the 2006 Chris Awards (USA)