The enlightened patient

The Enlightened Patient is a research film on patient autonomy with cancer. In a step towards democratizing healthcare services, the film questions the role of the patient as being an actor of their care and the ways in which a patient is able to co-construct his healing process. By questioning the relationships that bind patients and doctors, patients and caregivers, but also patients to patients, the film attempts to better understand the issues of patient autonomy in the face of cancer as well as the human and technological tools made available that allow for autonomy to grow and develop within modern medicine. Filmed at the Institut Paoli-Calmettes, a center for the fight against cancer located in Marseille, which opened its doors and gave carte blanche to the director, “The enlightened patient” is supported by the Canceropôle Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur , a public interest group dedicated to cancer research, in collaboration with La Fabrique des Ecritures Innovantes en Sciences Sociales, CNE-EHESS, CNRS, Marseille.

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Filmmaking, image and sound : Laura Taubman

Editing : Mélanie Brun et Laura Taubman

Music : David Hess et Arthur Bourgeois

Calibration : Dany Tambicannou

Mixing : Damien Sinet

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