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Subject of ’65_RedRoses’ loses her cystic fibrosis battle

Eva Markvoort, the subject of the critically-acclaimed documentary 65_RedRoses, has passed away. Markvoort was a 25-year-old university student who blogged about her battle with cystic fibrosis under the moniker 65_RedRoses. The blog gained an international following and according to filmmakers Nimisha Mukerji and Philip Lyall, inspired many people to become organ donors.
March 29, 2010

Eva Markvoort, the subject of documentary 65_RedRoses has passed away. Markvoort was a 25-year-old university student who blogged about her battle with cystic fibrosis under the moniker 65_RedRoses. The blog gained an international following and according to filmmakers Nimisha Mukerji and Philip Lyall, inspired many people to become organ donors.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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