Bearing Witness: Luke Melchior

This feature documentary is a portrait of Luke Melchior who, at 26, has lived longer than most people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive wasting of the muscles. Knowing his life will be relatively short has made Luke feel an urgency about making a lasting contribution. He lives independently, with the help of 3 homecare workers, runs a web-based business selling outdoor gear, and chairs the board of the Disability Resource Centre in Victoria, BC, where he is a passionate advocate for the rights of the disabled.

Bearing Witness consists of 3 films, each approximately one hour long, on people with life-threatening illnesses. The series also profiles Jocelyn Morton, who died of liver cancer at 44, and Robert Coley-Donohue, who died of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) at age 74.

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Dan Curtis
Jim Osborne
Dan Curtis
Dan Curtis
montage image
Dan Curtis
compositeur de la musique
Tobin Stokes
Adam Symansky
Pierre Lapointe
producteur exécutif
Sally Bochner
montage son
Don Ayer
Serge Boivin
Jean Paul Vialard
Geoffrey Mitchell


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