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Defining Hope

Defining Hope is a movie starring Rudolph Bilotti Sr., Berthold Cohen, and Charlotte Cohen. We aren't dying the way we used to. We have ventilators, dialysis machines, ICUs-technologies that can "fix" us and keep our bodies...

Running Time
1 hours 16 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Carolyn Jones
Actors
Rudolph Bilotti Sr., Carmen Hernandez, Charlotte Cohen, Berthold Cohen
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

We aren't dying the way we used to. We have ventilators, dialysis machines, ICUs-technologies that can "fix" us and keep our bodies alive-which have radically changed how we make medical decisions. In our death-denying culture, no matter how sick we get, there is always "hope." Defining Hope tells the story of patients dealing with life-threatening illness as they move between ICUs, operating rooms, hospice care and home. Diane is a nurse caring for end-stage cancer patients when she is diagnosed with ovarian cancer herself. 23-year-old Alena undergoes a risky brain surgery that destroys her short-term memory. 95-year-old Berthold lives with his elderly wife who struggles to honor his wish of dying peacefully at home. Defining Hope follows these patients and others- and the nurses that guide them along the way- as they face death, embrace hope, and ultimately redefine what makes life worth living.

Comments about documentary «Defining Hope» (23)

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Russell Wagner

If you're in a position to have a conversation about the movies, then this is a great opportunity to hear what people have to say about them. A lot of it is about how they're different. There are some really big-name stars in this film, and their responses are interesting and very well done. There's a lot of information on the topics that we'd be talking about if we were in a position to know, but it's also very entertaining and informative. For example, I'd say that there are four major themes: action, comedy, drama and romance. I really enjoyed seeing what a variety of people thought about these themes, and what they thought the movie was doing. We learn a lot about the difference between action and comedy, the differences between action and drama, and how to make a good drama. I thought this movie did an excellent job of mixing the different types of movie themes. It does this really well, so I'm really happy that they used this method to explain the different aspects of the movie. I think that it's an excellent way to explain what the movie is about. Overall, this movie is definitely worth seeing, and I hope that this gives some people a better understanding of what a movie is about. It's a great resource to get in a position to have a conversation with your friends, family or co-workers about movies, and I'm sure that this will be a lot of fun.

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Helen R.

The movie was great. I liked the fact that the documentary was more focused on one particular person in the story, rather than focusing on a variety of different people who experienced the same thing. However, I was a bit disappointed in the film's ending, which was a bit too hasty. That being said, I think the documentary did a great job of showing the confusion and turmoil of the participants, and I think the film itself was great as well. I think the overall experience of the film was good. The producers did a great job at making the film seem realistic. Also, I really liked the fact that the producers did not try to change the story for their own purposes. They showed the story from multiple perspectives, but they did not try to change the way the story was told. This makes it seem like you are watching the story unfold, rather than seeing the same event happen over and over again. The movie ended with a great feeling of sadness, because I felt like the story had ended on a very optimistic note. However, it seemed like the movie ended too soon. There was a sense that the film could have been longer, but it seemed to drag on a little bit. Overall, I liked the film, and I think it was an excellent documentary.

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Danielle P.

Famous for its coverage of the Las Vegas music scene, this documentary about the homeless of Las Vegas is a terrific example of how the press and the people of the city of Las Vegas treat the homeless. The problems of homelessness in the city are incredibly complex and seem to be completely out of control, yet these people have been plagued by a lack of resources and opportunities for them to find their way out. At the same time, they are being treated as individuals, and the film is a wonderful reminder of that. Many of the people interviewed have not experienced much of a life outside of the homeless population, but they are given their time and their humanity. This film is a great opportunity to learn more about the conditions these people are living in, and how this affects their lives. It is also an opportunity to learn more about the city of Las Vegas, which is a great example of a city that is at the forefront of the gay and lesbian community in the US. I hope this film inspires other organizations to look at the conditions of homelessness in a new light.

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Betty Burns

I had the chance to watch this movie at the Minnesota Academy of Arts and Sciences at the end of September and it made me reflect on my own life and experience in the 60's and 70's. I've been fortunate enough to know and to work with many people in my lifetime and this movie is the ultimate "discovery" film. The acting was top notch and the story was moving and inspiring. I've always loved movies that make you think and reflect on the "meaning" of life and this movie does that and more. I hope everyone who is willing to see it will give it the time and attention it deserves and then share their own experiences with others.

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Julia R.

I watched the documentary, "Defining Hope" about the death of Princess Diana and this caused me to watch the documentary, "Glorious Century: Princess Diana's Life and Love." These two films are made by the same person and they are both wonderful. The documentary is about the Princess Diana and the documentary is about the life of Princess Diana. I think it's a good idea to get this information about Princess Diana so that you can have a more complete picture of her life. I think it's good to get the information because it would help you better understand her life and how she was able to conquer all her problems, which included a life-threatening illness. It would also help you to understand how she changed her life and why she did that. There are many stories about her. I think the information would help you to understand how her life was, which would make it easier for you to understand. I would recommend this film to everyone. It's a wonderful documentary that is very interesting. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Joan Hart

You should see this film. The story of the early days of the first civil rights movement in the South and how it was shaped by a young white woman named Rosa Parks who didn't want to be segregated in the segregated South. This film tells you the story of how Rosa Parks risked everything to speak up and stand up for what she believed in. A very beautiful and inspiring film.

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Patrick C.

A friend of mine told me that in this documentary he was able to see the humanity in the guy who was running from the police and the cops. He showed me a hand print on the concrete. He said it looked like that guy's blood, which is actually not all that unusual, if you have ever worked with a police officer. You may be in the army, but if you see them at work, they're not just a bunch of white guys. They may have done something that makes them look like they belong in a concentration camp. This documentary is a must see.

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Crystal V.

I found this film to be very moving. It gives a good look into the lives of young people who have just graduated from high school. I was very impressed with the story and the characters. The way they are portrayed in the film was very unique and brought a lot of emotion into the viewer. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is curious about the lives of young people. It's not a typical "teen movie" and it doesn't try to put you to sleep. It's just about real people who are doing something different. I don't want to spoil it, but I will say that you will learn about their problems, the challenges they face and how their friends and families respond to them. It was a very well done documentary and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Theresa Berry

This film is a perfect example of how documentaries can be made. This film tells the story of three teenagers that live in the same area, and how their lives intertwine. The film shows their struggles, their fears, and how they cope with the trauma. This film is great for anyone who has ever been in a similar situation. It also allows the viewer to see the effect that these situations have on the people that the teens interact with, and how they are affected. The first segment, 'The Awakening' is the first segment in the film. It is about the "adults" that these teenagers interact with. These adults are nothing like the ones that are in the film, as the children are still kids. The third segment, 'The Crumbling Heart', is about a girl named Toni, who is bullied by her peers. She begins to develop feelings for a new boy that she meets, and this brings out some of her childhood fears. The final segment, 'The Fade', is about Toni's mother's struggle with her son, who is still very much in his teenage years. It is also about the ways in which she deals with her daughter's bullying, and how she tries to make her son happy. The final segment, 'The Line', is about the people that Toni interacts with, and how she is affected by the situations that they face. This segment is fantastic, because it shows the teenagers from different backgrounds, and how they handle their feelings, and the things that they do to cope. The film is great, as it makes you feel like you are actually there, and it gives you a sense of what these people are going through, and how they cope. I would recommend this film to anyone. If you have not seen it, watch it. I would give this film a 9/10.

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Shirley

I didn't go to see this film because I had to. I had to go to see the documentary. I don't know where to start. The documentary, as a movie, is quite remarkable. As a documentary, it is quite a good one. There is so much information that it really is too much. It is an attempt to explore what's really happening in the world. There are so many different points of view, and different perspectives, and that is what makes it interesting. The problems that the documentary tries to highlight are very real and very serious. The thing that is really important is that these problems are real. They are happening in countries all over the world. The problem that is so important is that people are feeling so discouraged, and the answer to that is that they are not getting a real solution. People are not even getting the attention that they deserve. I really liked this documentary. It was so informative. I really liked that the director, Robert Anderson, had to get so many people to see it. I think that he did a great job of doing that. I really liked the idea that he took a bunch of people and asked them to write essays about what they were really thinking and feeling. The documentary really did an excellent job of showing what is really going on. I think that the one thing that is not really good about this documentary is that it was very boring. The documentary is about so many different things, and it is not really all that interesting. It's really not a documentary that I would watch more than once. It was not that good, but I think that it was quite good.

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Justin

I loved this documentary! I wasn't expecting to see the "witness" it made. It was an awesome journey and it made me realize that I am not the only one who has experienced a form of PTSD. It made me realize that we need to do more to help people who suffer from this type of trauma. I recommend this film to anyone who wants to know more about PTSD.

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Janice

The film "As I Saw It" was an excellent film that showed the struggle of these people trying to survive in the barren desert of Mexico. It was a very compelling story. I loved the way that they showed how the lives of these people were a combination of hardship, determination, and hope. The music was amazing and I loved the photography. The writing was great. It was a great film. As I Saw It is a must see film.

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Ralph G.

What I can say about this movie is that it is what it is. The movie follows the life of Dr. Eva Moskowitz, an Israeli obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in women's health. Moskowitz is a pioneer in modern medicine. She is one of the few physicians who practices "reconciliation" abortion, meaning that her patients can have an abortion, if they agree to take medication for two weeks to reduce their risk of the fetus' brain damage, a condition known as gestational tetany. For this, Moskowitz has been subjected to abuse and harassment from the medical community. Many of her patients are not satisfied with her services. Many do not want to be associated with her. Moskowitz has been the subject of much controversy. She has faced an onslaught of negative publicity over the years. She is a martyr for the abortion rights movement. But she is also a victim of the pro-life movement. She is not a victim of the anti-abortion movement. And this documentary focuses on the consequences of her work. It is a documentary that is worth seeing. It is a great way to learn about the controversy surrounding abortion. For those who don't know, Dr. Eva Moskowitz is a doctor who practices "reconciliation" abortion. She tells her patients that she will take them to a clinic in the United States. She will not see them unless they agree to take a medication. If the patients don't agree, she won't see them at all. The medicine will be the abortion pill Mifegyne. Moskowitz has been the subject of a lot of criticism. Some have accused her of misleading her patients. But what I have seen in my research is that she is actually very honest about her procedure and her patients. There is no need for a doctor to lie. She doesn't want to convince her patients that it is a good thing. In fact, she wants to convince them that it is not good. She wants them to see that it is a bad thing. I think that her patients have a right to know about her procedure and to know if it is safe. In fact, I think that the anti-abortion movement is not doing a good job of educating the public. And they are not educating them very well. It seems that most people are very ignorant of the facts surrounding abortion. The pro-life movement has no problem with facts. I think that it is because the pro-life movement is using its moral authority to push the issue. It doesn't want to educate people about the facts surrounding abortion. But the anti-abortion movement wants to push its own agenda. It is a shame. There are many pro-life people in the United States who do not want to see this movie. They think that it is a biased movie. The pro-life movement is trying to get more people to know about this issue. And it is not just about abortion. It is about a whole range of medical issues. And the pro-life movement is pushing its own agenda to make this issue more popular. I think that this movie is very important. It is a good movie to see. And I think that it is worth seeing. You don't have to be pro-life to see it. You don't have to be pro-choice to see it.

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Catherine Parker

I didn't think I was going to watch this movie, but I was in for a very good surprise. This is the first documentary I have seen that has been made by someone who has been directly affected by these events, and it is a very well done one. I really liked how this documentary portrayed the effects of this tragedy on the lives of those who were involved in it. It was quite amazing to see how things began, and how these families tried to cope with it. I also found it very interesting to see what the children were actually doing when they were playing. I found it quite interesting to see that these children were spending their time trying to cope with the events that they were going through. I think this documentary was very well done, and definitely something to watch.

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Keith Lee

I found this movie to be a very honest and honest presentation of the problems facing the nation, not only in the black community but in all communities. This movie is about the beauty of all of us being who we are and it shows the true power of the human spirit. This movie is so inspiring. It makes me feel like a teenager again and I am so glad I went to see it. I am so grateful to the filmmaker, producer, and all the people who participated in this film. This is the most powerful and inspirational movie I have seen in a long time. I highly recommend it. I will be sure to see it again and again.

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Shirley Matthews

Here we go again. Again the conservative agenda is being used to stop the people of Venezuela from getting a decent education and a decent life. The Venezuelan government is trying to force the U.S. to use their own people as guinea pigs for their own experiments. The government is trying to brainwash the people of Venezuela. If you want to find out more about this topic, please watch this documentary.

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Pamela Kelly

What can I say about this movie? It really is a wonderful and touching documentary that shows the reason for the war in Iraq. It is also a great story about how one family has the courage to tell the story and then struggle to tell it again. I would have never thought that one family would tell the story of a mother and her two children, and how they were taken from their home in Iraq, and that they have to go to a camp in Kuwait. The pictures are powerful. They show the photos of the family, and then the children and the father are shown in that camp. This documentary is great. It is a movie that is very important to watch. The time it took for this movie to be shown in the theaters is worth it. It is worth it. I highly recommend it.

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Arthur Stephens

I don't like to see people getting hurt, especially the ones who are out of control. I also don't like seeing people who just are not ready to let go of a person, and don't want to let go of them. That is the main reason I decided to see this documentary. I was shocked at the amount of hate, the amount of lies, and the amount of hatred people have for others. I wish there was a way to combat this, because this documentary is the only one I've seen that's really touching and can change people's minds. I really wish this documentary could change the world, and I wish it can make people learn to let go of anger, hate, and resentment. I'm so glad I saw this documentary, and I would love to see more like it. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who's into the world of spirituality and finds it hard to accept the truth. I think it's definitely worth watching, and I would love to see more like it.

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Scott M.

I just got back from the DRC and thought I would comment on the movie and its message. I've never been to the DRC but I have been to Uganda, so it was worth seeing the movie and hearing the reasons for the war. The movie is not a fair portrayal of the situation. We are told that the country is ruled by the Communist party, which is a lie. Uganda is a highly corrupt state. The people are poor and have few rights. But we see them as victims. People in the DRC are suffering from a terrible drought and are being exploited by the people. People in the DRC are not fighting for the government, they are fighting for their own freedom. In this case the people are fighting for themselves and their own country. I would have never understood what the movie was about if I had not seen the movie. But the movie is worth seeing.

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Carl Barnes

I've always been a fan of the documentary genre. This one is excellent. The film was made by a team of researchers and filmmakers. The director, Susan J. Sherman, has always been an inspiration to me. She was one of the first to make documentaries about the anti-choice movement. I can't imagine a better director to make a documentary on the movement. That's why she is one of the best documentary makers. She knows exactly what to say and how to say it. And she does it with great emotion and energy. I recommend this documentary to people of all ages. It's not just a pro-choice movie, it's not just a pro-life movie, it's an emotional, honest and well-made movie. This is the best documentary I've seen in a long time. Susan Sherman deserves to be recognized for her work in making this documentary.

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Vincent A.

I've been reading a lot of the comments about this movie, and I'm surprised that most of the comments seem to focus on the 'pure' 'true' stories, and not the political/institutional context. I think it's more than that. I agree with the core message of the movie, but I think the movie has a far more subtle and interesting message about the continuing dangers of capitalism than the movies often give us. I think the movie shows us the complexity of life in the US, and the world. The movie highlights the failure of the media to highlight the positive aspects of capitalism, and the negative aspects of human nature. The movie also highlights the failures of governments and institutions, and the power of the individual. I think the movie highlights this in the US in particular. In my view, it is not the pure-story of the story. It's the story of how the media's coverage of the story can help the individual and the society. The movie has a simple message, but it's not that simple. It's not about what 'happened' in the first place. It's about the failure of the media and the institutions to take a more nuanced look at the situation. I think the movie was made well. It did a good job of highlighting the importance of the media and how it can help us to understand the world around us. I recommend it to anyone interested in seeing a thoughtful movie that is not just about a simple story. I give it a 9 out of 10.

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Sharon Armstrong

In a time when kids are being bullied at school and being told that there is nothing wrong with them, it's a great documentary to show kids that there is always someone who will stand up for them. The film is worth seeing if you're into the subject of bullying.

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Helen N.

This is a very well-done documentary about the world of AIDS. It shows the different ways people can be affected by AIDS and how it is a disease that can be treated. The main characters are the people who are trying to live their lives while being affected by the disease. I like the way the director has chosen the music, it really makes you feel for the people in the film. This documentary really shows that the way we treat people who are affected by HIV/AIDS is wrong. We need to stop the stigma around it and the way we treat it. I think that the film is important and I hope it helps people understand the situation of people who are affected by AIDS. I would recommend it to people who are interested in the subject.