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Tietoa elokuvasta "Why am I still sick":
Richard In 2004, Richard Longland was sickened by an undiagnosed disease after spine surgery. In the months that followed, a list of maladies appeared: headaches; neck, throat and shoulder pain; and random “lightning shocks.” In 2005 and 2006, other problems emerged and challenged his sanity: cardiovascular and neurological troubles; bone-crushing fatigue; and the proverbial brain fog.
After battling the medical system, he was finally diagnosed with a systemic bacterial infection in 2007. The mycoplasma pneumonia that disabled him could have originated from any number of sources: the surgical intubation process, the hospital, any public place, or even a tick. He visited more than twenty doctors for a diagnosis. During this difficult period, he created The Arthroplasty Patient foundation, produced its first educational film and helped spine patients get “back on their feet with an active global discussion board. His focused research on antimicrobials and anti-biofilm treatments led to his treatment program using pharmaceutical and naturopathic agents to rid his body of systemic bacterial biofilms.
Richard is the creator of the film Why Am I Still Sick, which began in 2009 with his on-camera interviews with bacterial biofilm authorities. Since then, he has learned a great deal about the human and economic costs associated with chronic bacterial infections — biofilms — from university researchers, medical doctors, entrepreneurs, government researchers and dental professionals.
At Ondine Biopharma, his interviews revealed that 38,000,000 people in this country have (or had) a chronic sinus problem. At Southwest Regional Woundcare Center, Dr. Randy Wolcott explained that 550,000 deaths related to biofilm infections occur annually – almost the same number of fatalities as cancer – and thirty times the number of AIDS patients lost each year. Doctor David Kennedy, a retired dentist, lamented that most adult Americans have gum disease — another bacterial biofilm condition involving chronic infection. So just how big is this stealthy healthcare epidemic? This is the profound question that forms the narrative of this unusual documentary.
Our co-producer, Katherine Deutch Tatlock is an award-winning writer, producer and director of dozens of dramatic and documentary films and videos. As a Filmmaker, Writer, Media Consultant, Kat’s work features art, social issues, health, fitness, and personal stories. Her Boston University Masters film portrait of her artist father, Pista -The Many Faces of Stephen Deutch, helped win her an invitation to develop her first screenplay at the Sundance Institute under the guidance of Robert Redford and Waldo Salt, where she directed Peter Coyote and Christine Lahti in lead roles. She went on to work with many film greats, was Founding VP of Women in Film & Video New England, and has received awards including the New England Emmy, Cine Golden Eagle, ITVA Golds & Silvers, American Film, New England Film, EFLA, Mercury, and 7 Telly Awards for her recent documentary, Outside In –- the stirring 9-year saga of a doctor turned ovarian cancer survivor (distributed by Icarus Films). Ms. Tatlock was writer/producer/director for the home video series, Martha Stewart’s Secrets for Entertaining, and directed the award-winning public radio series, 11 Central Ave. She also served as Senior Writer, Producer, Director and Video Department Director at Health Dialog, Inc., interviewing and filming medical experts and patients across the U.S.
In an unusually proactive effort to share work in progress with the public, we publish educational videos with experts interviewed for Why Am I Still Sick. Please see our “interviews in progress” with biofilm authorities.