How I Live

A Film by Meghan Shea

Synopsis

‘How I Live’ follows the journey of four children with cancer in Guatemala, El Salvador, Myanmar and Egypt. Moving between diagnosis and treatment, the complex issues facing the children, families and healthcare providers emerge. The film documents the difficulties not only of cancer treatment but also the physical and geographic obstacles to accessing care and how these can be the most daunting to overcome. We meet the healthcare teams who know and understand what those challenges look like for families of children with cancer and are working to provide quality care to their patients in the face of adverse conditions. Weaving together four years of filming and stories from disparate corners of the globe.

Director

  • Picture of Meghan Shea © Meghan Shea

    Meghan Shea

    Meghan has over a decade of experience creating films. Double based in Boston and Singapore she is a co-founder of Persistent Productions where she works as a director, producer and head of documentary development. She draws from a background in the arts to create work that examines issues from multiple viewpoints and global perspectives. Her work brings attention to subjects of great complexity and urgency. Meghan graduated with a Master’s in Fine Arts from the George Washington University during which time she was a fellowship for EJS Women’s Leadership Program.

Trailer

Crew

Director
Meghan Shea
Producer
Meghan Shea, Michael Rogers, Irini Albanti
Director of Photography
Michael K. Rogers
Sound
David Flood
Editor
David Flood
Sound Design
David Flood
Music
Mike MacAllister

Cast

Herber
Gabo
Shein
Eslam
Enyo

Details

Running Time
86 min
Shooting Format
Digital 2K, Digital 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

Meghan Shea
+1202 390 2858
meghan.shea@persistentproductions.com