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83 min.

Dir. J. Rudnik

Animated seq. S. Olschan

PBS Broadcast Date: October 1, 2008

 "In the Family" documents Rudnick's efforts to reach out to other women while facing her deepest fears. A co-production of Joanna Rudnick, Kartemquin Films and Independent Television Service (ITVS)

How much would you sacrifice to survive? When Chicago filmmaker Joanna Rudnick tested positive for the "breast cancer gene" at age 27, she knew the information could save her life. And she knew she was not only confronting mortality at an early age, but also was going to have to make heart-wrenching decisions about the life that lay ahead of her. Should she take the irreversible preventive step of having her breasts and ovaries removed or risk developing cancer? What would happen to her romantic life, her hopes for a family?

Contributed to the documentary by designing and animating a sequence that visually communicated complex information in an engaging way providing users with clarity, creativity, and emotional impact. Collaborated with the director, producer, and editors to conceptualize and execute a sequence that effectively conveyed key information and concepts.

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