A Feature Documentary About How Patients Are Reinventing Medicine. Follow the extraordinary steps ordinary people are taking to help millions with chronic diseases find their way back to health.
ABOUT THE FILM
IN OUR OWN HANDS: How Patients Are Reinventing Medicine opens with an urgent question posed by desperate patients and their families: can new technologies help us treat and prevent the most alarming and perhaps understated health threat that we face?
The feature documentary, filmed over nine years, shows viewers the birth of the “Citizen Science” movement, and introduces a few of the courageous, imaginative individuals who are ushering in a new age of Digital Medicine. This film will change the way you think about illness and how we can stay healthy.
Elizabeth Horn is a storyteller devoted to illuminating possibilities in difficult situations. Using documentary as a lens to reveal complex subjects, Horn creates compelling examinations of the choices we make when there seem to be no choices left. Her uplifting, inspiring, sometimes controversial tales of families in crisis evoke passionate responses from viewers— shifting perspectives, driving empathy, and bringing desperate situations to light. Horn has 30 years of filmmaking experience beginning with vision films for Silicon Valley corporations, with a pivot to documentary and narrative film when her daughter was diagnosed with autism.