Outside In (2009)

Outside In

  • Released: 1972
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Outside In -- What happens when you lose your ovaries or your libido, your long-time partner or your home, your identity or your hope? Diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer at age 42, and given 1-2 years to live, Dr. Kasia Clark will confront all of these losses, and more. Ten years later, Outside In reveals her fight to beat the odds and reclaim body and soul. It follows her from hospital beds to exam rooms, triathlons to rock climbs, swims, and exteme skiing, from filmmaking with her mother, to mastering the violin with the Manhattan String Quartet, from suing the doctors who missed her diagnosis, to building trust with the doctors who saved her life. A doctor-turned-patient, Kasia steps out of the box to seek answers to profound questions How can I save myself? Who am I now? How do I choose to live? When do I prepare to die? Filmed over nine years, Outside In draws from 170 hours of footage, film clips, home movies, still photos, artwork, and clippings, enhanced by artistic elements and a highly evocative music score. Through frank discussions with her medical doctors, psychiatrist, physicist father, artist mother, schizophrenic sister, and close friends, Kasia exposes her fears, longings, and hopes from the outside in, leaving viewers with fresh thoughts and feelings about healing, identity, and their own way of life, guided by the wisdom of Henry David Thoreau: You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.

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