Distributor:  The Fanlight Collection
Length:  83 minutes
Date:  2015
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Color/BW:  Color
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Semicolon: The Adventures of Ostomy Girl

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Meet Dana, a feisty, funny, and charming 25-year-old at a crossroads... but not the kind you might expect.

Semicolon: The Adventures of Ostomy Girl

Meet Dana, a feisty, funny, and charming 25-year-old at a crossroads... but not the kind you might expect. Dana lives with a severe case of Crohn's Disease that she battles every single day-it is unrelenting and she has been fighting it nearly all her life. Spending as much time in the hospital as out, Dana depends on intravenous nutrition, constant vigilance, and a wicked sense of humor to keep her alive. Now she faces the daunting task of deciding how she wants to live the rest of her life-coping with the limitations and rigors of her current routine or taking a leap of faith on a complicated transplant that could give her a chance at the normal life she has never known.

'Laugh-out-loud funny.' - Cleveland.com

'An informational and emotional experience.' - 19 Action News

Doesn't shy away from frank discussions or gallows toilet humor.' - Vegas Seven

'25-year-old Dana Bernstein faces Crohn's Disease with impish good humor.' - Nashville Scene

'Remarkable.' - Idea Stream

'Dana's probably the funniest and most lighthearted person you'll see on screen this year.' - Dish Mag

'Inspiring.' - Health Experience Project

'Dana gives viewers an honest, enlightening, and heartwarming look at what it means to live with severe Crohn's disease, with her own brand of humor that makes you feel like you've known her for years.' - Dr. James Merlino, Cleveland Clinic

'It is beautifully done-with warmth, humor, and accuracy. It will be an inspiration to everyone who is fortunate to view it.' - Judith Arner Brown, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America


Awards

** Best Documentary, Independent Spirit Award
** Sedona International Film Festival
** Nashville Film Festival
** Cleveland International Film Festival
** Richmond International Film Festival
** Palm Beach International Film Festival
** Las Vegas Film Festival
** Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

Citation

Main credits

Greenspun, Robin (film producer)
Greenspun, Robin (film director)
Marshall-Bernstein, Dana (participant)
Marshall-Bernstein, Dana (voice actor)

Other credits

Director of photography, Jared Manders; music, Wendell Yuponce.


Distributor credits

A film by Robin Greenspun

Docuseek2 subjects

Disabilities
Health Care Sector
Jewish Studies
Women's Studies
Science and Technology
Youth Issues
History of Medicine

Distributor subjects

Disabilities
Family Relations
Fanlight Collection
Health Care Issues
Health Issues
Jewish Studies
Medicine
Science and Technology
Women's Health
Women's Studies
Youth Issues

Keywords

; "Semicolon; the Adventures of Ostomy Girl"; Icarus Films

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