The Gift of Diabetes

The Gift of Diabetes


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This feature-length documentary explores the diabetes epidemic within Indigenous communities in Canada. Ojibway filmmaker Brion Whitford lives with the pain of advanced diabetes, but shunned traditional Indigenous medicine and healing practices. But as his health deteriorated, he had a change of heart. Join Brion as he connects with his culture, comes to grips with his own mortality, and tries to re-establish balance in his life.

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The Gift of Diabetes , O. Brion Whitford et John Paskievich, offert par l'Office national du film du Canada

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  • réalisateur
    O. Brion Whitford
    John Paskievich
  • écriture
    O. Brion Whitford
  • monteur
    Don Steggles
  • producteur
    Joe MacDonald
    John Paskievich
  • caméra
    Charles Konowal
    Claude Savard
    John Paskievich
  • preneur de son
    Craig Lapp
    Russ Dyck
    Jay Garuk
    Marvin Polanski
    Norman Dugas
  • None
    Richard Moody
    John Holowka
    Lorne Olsen
    Scott Collins
  • narrateur
    O. Brion Whitford
  • monteur en ligne
    Tony Wytinck
  • mixeur du repiquage
    Howard Rissin
  • montage son
    Anita Lubosch
  • assistance à la caméra
    Karine Guay
    Sheldon Roulette
    Andrea Hardy
    Jason Heke
    Keith Eidse
  • gérant de production
    Sandra Moore
  • coordonnateur de production
    Melanie Coad
    Monique Perron
    Rolande Petit
  • administrateur de programme
    Cyndi Forcand
  • agent, marketing
    Leslie Stafford
  • superviseur de production
    Scott Collins
  • producteur exécutif
    Michael Scott
    Graydon McCrea

  • None

    Brion was an older brother to me. My eldest brother Dave was best friends with him. He lived with us for a spell in the 70's and i will never forget those times. Tough on the outside yet a huge heart on the inside. Made me a set of goaltender pads from jeans and foam. Unbelievable! Played many road hockey games wearing those pads. We played board games and table hockey till all hours of the night. A very special person. You are missed and love Brion Dale

    None, 26 Mar 2019
  • None

    Almost 13 years since you have been gone! Jan 30, 2006 Still seems like yesterday!! You made so many changes in our community! Wonder what it would be like if you were still here? I remember you always bringing me gifts from your travels, until you said if you want things from those places? You go there yourself, hence the start of my traveling! Thank you dear brother!! Love your baby sister Susan.

    None, 28 Déc 2018
  • sabourinj22

    I would love to watch the film, please fix the site :)

    sabourinj22, 31 Mai 2015
  • Juan_Gutierrez_Mejia

    My admiration for Brion´s message, it is far much about wisdom, so many facts we do not stop to think about anymore. Truly a film all medical students need to see in order to understand the healers attitude more than just the medicine based evidence attitude.

    Juan_Gutierrez_Mejia, 17 Nov 2012
  • benjibee

    Such beauty. Thank you for this.

    benjibee, 14 Nov 2011
  • velehman

    Great to see the late Brion again, despite his terrible situation. He gave us a great gift. Passing this to some Med students who should really benefit from his insights.

    velehman, 20 Jui 2011
  • sherri-lynn

    I have watched this video a number of times with nursing students. We've often wondered how Brion is now. After reading Tiffany's post I am assuming that Brion has lost his battle? He was an inspiration!

    sherri-lynn, 20 Avr 2010
  • Tiffany

    I was very close to Brion, so when I watch this i feel sad, he is truly missed and I wish i had the chance to say goodbye. Brion was so gifted and talented and his dark sense of humor rubbed off on me and im glad for it, it made me strong and who i am today. I'm so lucky to have had Brion be a part of my whole life. if only he knew how much that mattered to me...

    Tiffany, 14 Avr 2010
  • profit_adwriter

    This film is an eye opener. The view of thinking Diabetes as a gift... wonderful. I now have a way that leads. Thank you.

    profit_adwriter, 19 Fév 2010

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