I'm Not Done

Set to Fever Ray's "I'm Not Done", this film and dance project is a visual translation of ongoing research to study shifts in disease and distress at the cellular level, through patient advocacy, social support, cultural memory, and invitational performance. A collaboration between community participants, It Is In You (PhD candidate Marie Garlock), and Hueism Pictures (Director/DP Andrew Synowiez).

Research is promising about the science behind persons doing better (clinically) as they contribute to and support one another (socially); as they face the unknown with hope for healing; as patients and families and friends reject the dual monsters of denial and false hopelessness. When we challenge the "medicalized" or "corporatized" status quo of cancer response, when we re-frame cultures of memory and collaborative possibility surrounding illness, where do we end up instead?


Director/DP: Andrew Synowiez
Producer/AD: Marie Garlock
Gaffers: Alex Maness, Maria Brubeck
Editors: Rachel Cotterman, Andrew Synowiez
Make-up + Art Direction: Mona Xiao, Leah Wilks, Stacey Kirby
Still Photographers: Jon Gardiner, Maria Brubeck, Kim Walker

Dancers: Rachel Ash, Rachel Cotterman, Annie Dwyer, Marie Garlock, Kaitlin Houlditch-Fair, Cornelia Kip Lee, Doris Ann Price, Graciela Seila, Dani Strauss, Dorinda Thomas, Leah Wilks

Participants: Barbara Garlock, Deo Garlock, Thaddeus Allen Edwards, Mike Anderson, Yvonne Boston, John Cotterman, Danny Cowan, Renee Alexander Craft, Lisa Decker, Beth Dehghan, Hunter Garlock, Sanyu Gichie, Stacy Grove, Gloria Winston Holloway, Jules Odendahl-James, Carolyn Lane, John Lane, Jenny Maness, Olufunke Moses, Alphonse Mutima, Cang Nguyen, Pearl Nguyen, Alphonse Nicholson, Paul Salem, Paulina Seila, Rob Stephens, Jesse Wilder, Hope Wilder, Vaji Yegani, Shin-Yiing Yeung

Partners: Duke Performing Science, UNC Communication Studies, St. Francis UMC, Cancer Centers of North Carolina