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Miriam Cutler

Awaken the Dragon

2012
Awaken the Dragon

Project Details

Released 2012
Production Company IVS Productions/directed by Liz Oakley
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Project Details

Synopsis


One and a half million Americans will hear the words “you have cancer” for the first time this year. Thanks to advances in early detection and treatment many will survive and join the ranks of over 10 million who are already considered survivors. However, the toll taken by both cancer and its treatment leaves many facing challenges far greater than mere survival. AWAKEN THE DRAGON, a 90 minute documentary, examines how one small group of cancer survivors is facing these challenges with the courage and ferocity of an immortal creature. Filmmaker Liz Oakley introduces us to an unlikely crew who have found an unconventional path to wellness through the ancient Chinese sport of dragon boating.  Through a stunning array of colors and sounds, nail-biting competition, and intimate revelations the film takes viewers on a journey of hope and healing.


Visit AWAKEN THE DRAGON on Facebook.


Credits


IVS Productions


Produced and Directed by Liz Oakley


Edited by Ed Bates


Original Score by Miriam Cutler


Awards & Festivals


Winner, Best Documentary Feature - All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival


Winner, ACCOLADE Competition


Winner, Audience Choice, Beaufort Film Festival


Winner, 2012 Best Documentary, Beaufort International Film Festival


Winner, Best Regional Film Grand Prize, Charleston Film Festival


Other festival screenings including deadCENTER, DOCUTAH, WORLDFEST HOUSTON



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Reviews


Coming soon!



Project Details

Synopsis


One and a half million Americans will hear the words “you have cancer” for the first time this year. Thanks to advances in early detection and treatment many will survive and join the ranks of over 10 million who are already considered survivors. However, the toll taken by both cancer and its treatment leaves many facing challenges far greater than mere survival. AWAKEN THE DRAGON, a 90 minute documentary, examines how one small group of cancer survivors is facing these challenges with the courage and ferocity of an immortal creature. Filmmaker Liz Oakley introduces us to an unlikely crew who have found an unconventional path to wellness through the ancient Chinese sport of dragon boating.  Through a stunning array of colors and sounds, nail-biting competition, and intimate revelations the film takes viewers on a journey of hope and healing.


Visit AWAKEN THE DRAGON on Facebook.


Credits


IVS Productions


Produced and Directed by Liz Oakley


Edited by Ed Bates


Original Score by Miriam Cutler


Awards & Festivals


Winner, Best Documentary Feature - All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival


Winner, ACCOLADE Competition


Winner, Audience Choice, Beaufort Film Festival


Winner, 2012 Best Documentary, Beaufort International Film Festival


Winner, Best Regional Film Grand Prize, Charleston Film Festival


Other festival screenings including deadCENTER, DOCUTAH, WORLDFEST HOUSTON



awaken sportsfest   dragon remi



Reviews


Coming soon!



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