Mandy Montano, Communication
All interviews have been completed, I am looking just to edit footage and re-shoot the title sequence. Purpose To document and present the cancer experience from several different perspectives in relation to those that face it, live with it, survive it, and cope with it. Summary This project would contain sixteen interviews of participants (survivors, support, those that have lost, and those that seek to help). Each story would be obtained via video and audio recording with the expressed permission from each participant. Four groups would be established containing four participants in each: four participants that have had or currently have cancer; four participants that support a living survivor; and four participants that have lost someone that had cancer. Each participant would be asked a series of questions relating to the disease and their experiences associated with the disease. Interview questions would be developed for each group. The questions would be formatted to display a level 2-3 interactive relationship and would be considered emotionally challenging. Each participant would be given a clear description of the project and the sensitive, and potentially emotional, content. The interviews will be conducted in four phases. Upon the completion of the phases, the audio and video material would be edited into a 60-90 minute documentary. The documentary may contain additional commentary about cancer and organizations that support cancer research, screening resources, and fundraising events. In addition, the audio will be condensed into a brief summary paper discussing the overall experience, a summary of the participant’s stories, and any similarities that the participants may share. Project Goal The overall goal of the project is to present the stories of individuals affected by cancer and to increase awareness. The project material would be prepared in a format to be presented.