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photo Tell Them You're Fine
By Ian Aronson

A diagnosis of cancer is no longer an automatic death sentence; more and more people today can hope to recover, but in the meantime must learn to live with uncertainty. In this intimate short, three fairly young people confront the day-to-day realities of undergoing therapy while also coping with the impact of the disease on their parents and children, friends and coworkers.

"I end up sometimes consoling other people. You have to tell them you’re fine; you have to make them not be worried." -- Diana

17 minutes
© 1997
Purchase $149 VHS
Order No. QA-235
ISBN (VHS) 1-57295-235-0

Awards & Conference Screenings
Jury Award, New York Expo of Short Film
Certificate of Merit, INTERCOM, Chicago
National Conference on Loss & Transition
Northampton Film Festival

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To rent or purchase this film, please visit the Icarus Films website