17 August 2009

Lucy and the Bike Girl + 2 - Airs Aug. 24

Lucy and The Bike Girl
By Hillary Frank
Lucy can never meet her best friend in person because it might cut her life expectancy in half.

Lucy, a 28-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis, meets the "Bike Girl," who has the same disease, in an Internet chatroom. They are both, against the advice of friends and doctors, trying to get pregnant, and they find that they have a lot in common. They quickly become friends, but can never meet in person, because the Bike Girl carries a bacteria in her lungs that is toxic to anyone with cystic fibrosis. This piece was an experiment in combining fact and fiction. The interview tape is all from a real interview; the narration is fictional. Hide full description

Lucy, a 28-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis, meets the "Bike Girl," who has the same disease, in an Internet chatroom. They are both, against the advice of friends and doctors, trying to get pregnant, and they find that they have a lot in common. They quickly become friends, but can never meet in person, because the Bike Girl carries a bacteria in her lungs that is toxic to anyone with cystic fibrosis.

Dyana, Goddess of the Moose Hunt
By Jamie Yuenger, Salt Institute of Documentary Studies
Dyana is going on her first moose hunt ever. Only, she's never even fired a rifle before. So, she enlists some help. But she gets more than she bargained for.

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