MEND with Dignity

MEND with Dignity is the riveting documentary about a rural Ontario compassionate care group using medical cannabis to heal themselves and their community.

  • Kim Joseph Saltarski
    Director
    IF The Poet, Andre The Anti-Giant, Reimagining Humanity, Jack's Garage
  • Kim Joseph Saltarski
    Producer
    IF The Poet, Andre The Anti-Giant, Reimagining Humanity, Jack's Garage
  • Rob Mahy Sr.
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Gary Pallister
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Dr. Ira Price
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Stephen Vance
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Sherry Snider
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    POV, Health
  • Runtime:
    47 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    175,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Amazing Ain't It Entertainment Inc.
Distribution Information
  • Amazing Ain't It Entertainment Inc.
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Kim Joseph Saltarski

Kim Saltarski has spearheaded the production of over 400 hours of inspired, original animated and live action family, comedy, and documentary content.

MEND with Dignity is the fifth instalment of Kim’s “human beacons” documentary series. The first was the riveting documentary “IF The Poet” (CBC and Amazon Prime US), about a 50-year-old man jumping into the competitive world of slam poetry. The festival darling, “Andre The Anti-Giant”(BravoCanada), was his second film showcasing the powerful story of a comedian’s dramatic return to the stage after a life-threatening spinal surgery. The third was the eco documentary, “Reimagining Humanity”, following Therapist/Social Ecologist Mark Skelding’s personal exploration of eco-psychology and how eco-anxiety could be one of the most important evolutionary drivers of our times.
Kim's first medical cannabis film was the award-winning “Jack’s Garage”.

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Director Statement

The moment I met Rob Mahy Sr. and Gary Pallister on the first day of filming I knew the telling of their incredible story of resilience and community care would help spread their "ripple... ripple" across the globe.