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Bearing Witness: Jocelyn Morton

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Jocelyn Morton's life wasn't supposed to go this way. At age 44, she had been battling cancer for a decade.

This film follows Jocelyn over the last four months of her life. In an intimate, powerful and unvarnished way, it introduces us to a woman struggling to balance her life as a cancer patient with her need to live as ordinary a life as possible.

An accomplished sculptor with an easygoing grace and generosity, Jocelyn is a deeply private person who rarely shares the burden of her illness with others. She derives strength and joy from her close-knit family and friends, who admire her grit and determination, while at times feeling troubled by her reticence.

Bearing Witness consists of three films, each approximately one hour long, on people with life-threatening illnesses. The series also profiles Luke Melchior, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and Robert Coley-Donohue, who died of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) at age 74.

2003, 51 min 10 s

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