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Prognosis- notes on living with Producer/Filmmaker Nancy Otto

Episode Summary

A conversation about facing death and living life to the fullest with Nancy Otto, producer/filmmaker of the documentary Prognosis- notes on living.

Episode Notes

Debra Chasnoff was an Oscar-winning documentarian/activist whose films helped educate people on everything from LGBTQ rights, to nuclear weapons, and affordable housing. So it's no surprise that when she found out she had stage 4 breast cancer, she decided to turn the camera on herself to teach us one final lesson - what it means to truly live. On its surface, the documentary Prognosis- notes on living follows Debra Chasnoff along with her family and friends in the days following her diagnosis, but it really is a course on shifting identities, and what it means to live in the moment. We were honored to chat with Debra's wife and producer of the film, Nancy Otto, whose journey in the film is as emotional and  powerful as anything you'll ever see. She shares what it was like to document the most intimate and painful moments of her life, and her hopes that this film will spark a greater conversation around death and dying. We appreciate Nancy for sharing her experience with us, and are grateful to Debra Chasnoff for continuing to make this world a better place.

Prognosis- notes on living is currently part of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

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