I Am a Visitor in Your World Directed
Miguel Silveira USA / 2013 / 82 minutes World Premiere
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Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Miguel Silveira
Rebecca Babcock is for all intents a normal young woman, but her life was tragically altered at the age of 25 when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Undeterred by her disease she took to the blogosphere to inspire others. Director Miguel Silveira and filmmakers Scott Busch and Ehsan Ghoreishi, in their feature documentary premiere, capture an unflinching depiction that is both graphic in its authenticity and honest in painting a true portrait of living with a life altering illness. Silveira‘s access to Rebecca and her on going treatment will lead you on an emotional journey as she fights not just her disease, but also the medical system that is stacked against her. Her words moved and inspired a nation of readers that followed her to keep up their own struggles. Now I Am a Visitor in Your World tells Rebecca’s story and we find out that she was more than just passing through. –Michael Burke
Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Miguel Silveira lives in NYC where he attends Columbia University as an MFA candidate in film directing. After wrapping up his first feature-length documentary I Am a Visitor in Your World, Miguel started pre-production for his new project currently titled Devil's Work. The film, a follow up to his 2010 film Rooftop Wars, is a study of war in the minds of children in America. Devil's Work received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation production grant and will be his thesis at Columbia University. Miguel teaches in institutions such as Columbia College Chicago and EICTV in San Antonio de Los Banos, Cuba. He is also a proud sponsor of the Telluride Film Festival City Lights Program.
Executive Producer(s): Marek Betka, Mary Babcock, Jerry R. Napier
Producer(s): Andrew Eick, Miguel Silveira, Scott F. Busch, Ehsan Ghoreishi, Joel Sytzens, Maggie Leigh Bryan, Grzegorz Krawczyk
Director(s): Miguel Silveira
Screenwriter(s): Rebecca Babcock, Miguel Silveira
Cinematographer(s): Ehsan Ghoreishi, Miguel Silveira
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