Deadly Inheritance (1997)
Producer: Bourgon, Luc; and French, Ian, with Northern Lights Television, Inc. in association with CBC Newsworld (Daniel Sekulich, director)
"For twenty years, 38-year-old Christie Kilgore has lived with the knowledge that she may be carrying the gene that causes Huntington's disease, the fatal neurological disorder which has afflicted her mother and others in her family. Thanks to recent advances in genetics, she has been given a new and firghtening opportunity--the chance to discover if she is going to live or die. This extraordinary documentary follows Christie and her family over the months between her initial blood test and the unforgettable moment when she is told her results. More than just a gripping medical suspense story, this film is a powerful real-life drama of love, family, and compassion." [Description from cassette box] This film was selected as the "Best Social Issue Documentary Hot Docs '98, Toronto, Ontario, Canada" and received the "Canadian Nurses Association National Media Award," "1999 Best Documentary, Bar Harbor Film Festival," "1999 Freddie Award Winner, International Health & medical Film Competition," and the "1999 Columbus International Film Festival, Bronze Plaque."
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