THE POWER OF TWO

Directed by: Marc Smolowitz 2012 | 94 min.

Section: Spring Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii


Synopsis

Community Co-Presenter:

Hawaii Coalition on Donation

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Inspired by their 2007 memoir, THE POWER OF TWO offers an intimate portrayal of the bond between half-Japanese twin sisters Anabel Stenzel and Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, their battle with the fatal genetic disease cystic fibrosis (CF) and miraculous survival through double lung transplants.  Defying all odds, Ana and Isa have emerged as authors, athletes and global advocates for organ donation, and their connection to the CF and transplant communities provides rare insight into the struggles — and overlooked joys — of chronic illness.

The twins' receiving new lungs would have been unlikely in their mother's native country, Japan, where organ donation rates are strikingly low.  At the crux of a rising movement to change laws and stigmas, Ana and Isa embark on a tour of Japan to inspire change in the hearts and minds of a culture resistant to transplantation.

Screenings

Sunday, April 15 2:15 PM Dole Cannery G Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Marc Smolowitz
Producer Marc Smolowitz, Andrew Byrnes
Executive Producer Chris Kelly
Director of Photography Nickolas Rossi
Editor Matthew Sultan, Thomas Eugene Green