“Voice of survivors”
“Voices of Survivors” is an organization, founded by Lynn Lane, a documentarty filmmaker and a cancer survivor. It is devoted to exploring ‘survivorship’ and what that means to the individual ‘survivor’, whether they are recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment or post-treatment in a variety of documentary formats. “Voices of Survivors” will work with other individuals and organizations collaboratively on a variety of projects to further this exploration. The first of two projects that have been launched is an ongoing online documentary series capturing the ‘voices’ of those living with and surviving in the fight against cancer in all stages of their treatment. In their short interviews, each person defines what it means to be a ‘survivor’ in their own terms. The second is the ‘Written Word’ section which gives ‘Survivors’ an opportunity to share their ‘voice’ in any form that they choose to convey their story from poetry to prose and they are quite powerful.
The face of cancer is one that the has been portrayed as that of only older people and children for so long but that face is not reflective of whom cancer truly affects. Cancer affects us all and each person who deals with this has their own definition of what being a ‘survivor’ means.
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