By Fred Gardner (no relation), July 30, 2015
Breht Gardner has devoted the past year to filming doctors, scientists, and patients for a documentary about the cancer epidemic and novel approaches to treatment. Now he’s trying to raise the money ($46,000) to produce the film.
Only my wife can review movies in advance of having seen them, but I can tell, given the conferences Gardner has chosen to attend and the sources he has focused on, that he knows exactly who is doing credible, cutting-edge work. Among those interviewed was Jeffrey Hergenrather, MD, who was impressed by Gardner’s questions and seriousness.
The following is from Gardner’s indiegogo pitch, which includes a five-minute trailer. We hope some of you will be able to respond, and everyone is invited to share the link across the twittering world. The campaign ends August 21.
- Every day 3,500 people are diagnosed with cancer and every day 1,500 people die from this disease. With cancer now effecting 1-in-2 men and 1-in-3 women it is time we approach the fight from a different perspective. The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world and the most profitable aspect within the pharmaceutical industry, is the business of cancer.
- “Canswers” will give us an in-depth look into not only some of the causes of cancer but some of the alternative cures that are generating positive outcomes yet are being overlooked, suppressed and even demonized.
“Canswers” is exactly the kind of project that Big Reform (MPP, DPA) should be supporting. The present level of public acceptance of marijuana —for which the Big Reform honchos take credit— is in large part due to educational efforts of journalists and filmmakers like Breht Gardner. Big Reform is all about electoral and legislative politics clearing the way for commercial projects. But if all available funds are invested in politicians and in direct service of “the industry,” who will advance “the movement?” Maybe the honchos think we’ve brought them to a place where they don’t need our help anymore.
Below: Chemists Istvan Ujvary and Jeffrey Raber talk shop at a conference. Photo by Breht Gardner.