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A Survivor Amongst Survivors PT1

'Fighting For His Life' - The Journey from an Advanced Prostate cancer survivor to Advocating for Fellow Cancer Survivors...
A documentary about Advanced Prostate Cancer examined through the eyes of a patient, carer and medical professionals...

  • Alfred Samuels
  • Alfred Samuels
  • Alfred Samuels
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  • Runtime:
    55 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 3, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Alfred Samuels

Alfred Samuels is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and scriptwriter who lives in London, United Kingdom. Using real-life stories from patients and carers, he examines the effects of cancer on daily life. Alfred's work and storytelling; are inspired by his journey with Stage 4 Advanced Metastatic Prostate Cancer. His documentaries explore the social impact of critical crossroads across patients' journeys. He is known for his intimate and up-close descriptions of human experiences. He has a haunting quality to his work; it will move you; to your core and lift your spirits.

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Director Statement

I directed and executively produced this film, A Survivor Amongst Survivors, to bring to the attention of Men and their loved ones the need to pay attention to the life-limiting disease of Prostate Cancer. In this documentary, the main characters revolve around me; due to my personal experience with the disease. I have experienced depression and ideations of suicide due to this diagnosis. Along the way, I have met several men that have also struggled with these dark thoughts and the sometimes complex side effects of a given medication.

A second main character is Cynthia Dywer, perceived as a carer owing to her experience with her late husband. Caring for a loved one, she presents an emotional, courageous and compelling account of her experience. Several professional health care contributions confirm that black men are disproportionately affected by the disease and must take stock of their lives.

Creating this film helped me deal with the pain that; I have experienced over these past 10-years. It was my intention and hope; that the documentaries would help others as they journey through a similar experience by communicating and having open, honest dialogue with each other.

The focus of Alfred's work continues to be to capture and share human-centric stories through various interactive video and video projects.