is Deadly - Living with Hepatitis C
... is a documentary chronicling the lives of four people
and their struggle with Hepatitis, a potentially
fatal liver disease. While exploring the nature of the virus,
its treatments, prognosis, and global impact, this powerful
documentary further explores what it is to live with a debilitating
chronic illness and its stigma, as seen through the eyes
of our characters, one being the filmmaker herself.
The film was written, directed and produced by Kindra
Anne Ruocco and In Your Face Productions, with the purpose
of ending the silence that has become an epidemic for the
estimated more than 5 million Americans who will contract
Hepatitis C in the next few years.
Currently about one in 15 people are living with this disease.
"Silence is Deadly" delves into the options and realities
of Western and Eastern medicine, and intertwines intimate
details from a few who have made definitive lifestyle choices
in coping with their illness. Within the words and images,
there exists a powerful force for change and awareness with
an underlying belief that education equals prevention. Currently
the film is seeking distribution in the United States and
abroad. For information on the film's creators, click here.