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MIPTV Picks: ‘I Want to Live, Don’t I?’ A Cancer Diary

German actress Kathrin Spielvogel was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, at the age of 34. The treatment called for the removal of her right breast and intensive chemotherapy.
March 31, 2010


German actress Kathrin Spielvogel was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, at the age of 34. The treatment called for the removal of her right breast and intensive chemotherapy. As someone who has made her living in front of the camera, Spielvogel decided to document the process of fighting the cancer and began to film a video diary. In 2008, friend and filmmaker Nicholas Feustel edited the material into a cohesive whole, which captures Spielvogel’s pain, doubt and ultimately, her triumph in refusing to give in.

Partners: Produced by Georgetown Media (Germany)

Length: 1 x 42 minutes

Aired: Dec. 2009 (Germany)

Rights available: Worldwide exclusive rights available (except Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Russian Federation, Georgia, CIS); Worldwide non-exclusive rights available (except Belgium)

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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