I Am Breathing

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  72 min.
Release Date: June 21, 2013 - Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary - June 21, 2013 - Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary

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Synopsis

When healthy young father Neil Platt, 34, is diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, he ponders the last months of his life. Within a year, he becomes completely paralyzed from the neck down.

With only has a few months left to live, and while he still has the ability to speak, Neil puts together a letter and memory box for his baby son Oscar to tell the story of his life from his memories and impressions of love, friends and motorbike rides.

With incredible humor and honesty, Neil is determined to share this last stage of his life through a blog that touched many people. With his posts forming the film’s narration, I AM BREATHING tries to listen to Neil as he asks in the last months of his life: "What makes us human?"

Director: Emma Davie, Morag McKinnon
Studio: KinoSmith
Producer(s): Sonja Henrici
Official Site: www.iambreathingfilm.com/

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