Diabetes has been called the Silent Killer of the 21st century. Are some ethnic groups predisposed to this condition? This moving personal documentary takes us on a journey through the lives of four people who come to terms with their condition.
John, distanced himself from his Indigenous roots in his 20s, and ignored his diabetes until it gnawed away at his body parts. Siva was diagnosed with Type 1 later in her life. After she got over the shock she turns it into an opportunity and becomes a volunteer educator. While his friends were looking forward to getting a driving license, Julian was learning how to use an insulin pen. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 12, Julian feels it cut off his wings. Williana is newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. She fears the worst and finds it hard to deal with her condition given her challenges with lack of employment.
This riveting documentary uses these personal stories to explore the hard facts surrounding the “Sugar Disease” and presents some controversial research findings.
Written and Directed by Lalita Krishna
Produced by Ben Viccari
Cinematographer: Daniel Grant
Edited by Baun Mah
Music by Andy McNeill