CAREGIVER: A LOVE STORY
December 18 – January 28
After four years of battling cancer, 60-year-old Bambi Fass had had enough. Though a natural fighter and optimist, when her cancer goes metastatic, she decides to start focusing on maximizing quality of life instead of just prolonging it. She foregoes additional radiation treatment in order to live out her final weeks at home surrounded by her family and friends in Oakland. Although reluctant to let go of a woman he had met only three years earlier, her husband Rick supports her choice. An emotional journey that begins with song-filled friends and family gatherings, soon turns deeply challenging as Rick is left alone to care for Bambi in her final weeks juggling the day-to-day demands of in-home hospice, the custody of her two-year old granddaughter, and the devastating realities of Bambi’s decline.
A film by Jessica Zitter & Kevin Gordon. 24 Minutes | USA | 2020