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My Healing Journey: Seven Years with Cancer

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In 1991, Edmonton filmmaker Joe Viszmeg was diagnosed with a rare form of adrenal cancer and told he would not live through the year. Four years later, Viszmeg completed the eloquent film In My Own Time - Diary of a Cancer Patient. In the subsequent three years, Viszmeg continued his courageous filmmaking. This new work, My Healing Journey: Seven Years with Cancer, blends segments of the first film with the extraordinary story of how, with the support of his family, he survived the roller coaster of a deadly cancer until his death in the summer of 1999. A mixture of personal journals, often humorous narration, medical interviews and moving images.

1999, 46 min 39 s

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Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Documentary (Joseph Viszmeg)
Gemini Awards
November 5 to 7 1999, Toronto - Canada

Gemini Award for Best Science, Technology, Nature, Environment or Adventure - Documentary Program
Gemini Awards
November 5 to 7 1999, Toronto - Canada

Silver Chris Award - Category: Mental Health
International Film and Video Festival
October 19 to 22 1999, Columbus - USA

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Documentary Social
Yorkton Film Festival
May 13 to 16 1999, Yorkton - Canada