The C WordAbout the Film
Filmmaker and cancer survivor Meghan O’Hara (producer of FAHRENHEIT 9/11, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE) wants to change the way we think about cancer. In this daring and intimate film, she investigates the connection between the current cancer epidemic and our western lifestyle, including medical professionals’ tendency to treat only the symptoms and not the underlying causes. Backed by personal experiences and the scientific validation of Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, O’Hara asks us to reconsider the way we currently treat cancer, and advocate instead for society-wide lifestyle changes. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman, THE C WORD challenges us to step up and take control of our health.
About the Director
Meghan began her career directing and producing the documentary film ROE VS. ROE with HBO’s Sheila Nevins. As a producer, her credits include award-winning documentary features SICKO, FAHRENHEIT 9/11, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, DIXIE CHICKS: SHUT UP AND SING, 12/12/12, and the docu-drama SEAL TEAM SIX: THE HUNT FOR OSAMA BIN LADEN. Awards include a 2008 Academy Award nomination® for Best Feature Documentary, the Producers Guild Award for Producer of the Year, and The 2007 Gotham Award for Best Documentary. She is thrilled to be returning to her roots as a director with her 2015 Feature THE C WORD, executive produced by Morgan Freeman.