Sun Feb 23, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande
Screening Added:Sun Mar 1, 2020 – 5:00 pm | La Casa Grande
Champions: The Story of K Cancer
Directed by Issac Smith
USA | 4 min | 2020
K Cancer is more than a softball team. They use their platform to raise support for families battling childhood cancer in the stateline community, redefining what it means to be a ‘champion’.
We follow our protagonists as they develop a resistance strategy that matches the level of their opponents – taking their effort to South America, Europe and beyond. Their task is to make local battles an International concern and finally expose criminal corporations responsible for serious crimes. Our protagonists participate in the creation of alliances with communities in Latin America – the Global Alliance For The Rights Of Nature – the Indigenous Women Treaty and a renewable energy network bringing solar power to Indigenous communities.
Our film invites white and privileged people to follow the call from Indigenous communities. The direct relation between man and nature presents itself as a way out of our colonial imprint and begin the journey towards rediscovering our natural roots. Our film postulates that Indigenous people are facing the same challenge as all of us. The destruction of natural environments causes a disconnection because nature is no longer safe to inhabit. Our film promotes an intercultural dialogue by showing how non-Indigenous and Indigenous people come together (as shown during the “Cowboys and Indian Alliance” in Washington, the “People’s Climate March” in New York, the “Healing Walk” in Northern Alberta and the COP21 in Paris).
~Sophie & Clement Guerra
saac Smith started Ethos in 2017 after working in the church production world and freelancing as a cinematographer for several years.
A high demand for authentic and cinematic content drove him to launch the business and build a team.