Have you ever watched something and thought to yourself:
“Ah-well, then it’s going to be just fine,” with a big sigh of relief?
That’s how I felt after watching this very well done documentary on living well with celiac disease.
The film’s director, Susan Cohen, also recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary of living gluten free.
I first heard about the film on Twitter (which, if you haven’t checked it out, has a very large, vocal, and friendly celiac and gluten free community.)
Looking over the site, I ordered it. Heck, for $4.50 you can’t go wrong.
I am sorry to say that months went by before I watched it. Truthfully, I wanted to watch it with my Dad, so I waited until he visited. We watched it and were really impressed.
The quality of the film is great. This is not the “Blair Witch Project” quality of film making. (Did I just date myself?)
More importantly though, the content really shines.
Susan speaks with individuals from several different perspectives who are all involved with the celiac community. Some of them have celiac disease, some do not. I’m not going to spoil it by giving details.
The big take away point of the film, and one that I’ve been banging the drum about since I started this blog, is that a diagnosis of celiac disease is not a bad thing.
Susan has done a fantastic job in showing that living gluten free can be an incredibly empowering, and tasty, way to live.
The film shows just how far we’ve come in the past 15 years or so with diagnosis, treatment, and gluten free eating. Considering that filming was completed in 2005, it’s amazing how much more we’ve learned in the past 5 years.
I thought about asking Susan to donate a copy of the DVD to give away.
I changed my mind.
The DVD is $4.50. It’s more than worth it. Go buy it, watch it with your family, buy copies for friends and family that can benefit from seeing celiac disease and gluten intolerance in a positive and uplifting light.
After you’re all inspired and looking for some concrete ways to live your life in a healthy gluten free manner, go check out Gluten Free and Fit 101.
Go order, watch, and let me know what you think! If you’ve already watched the film, please share your thoughts in the comments below.
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