Tin Soldiers

Courage. Triumph. Hope.

Cutting Edge FF (2019) – Best Documentary Feature

FirstGlance FF Los Angeles (2020) – Audience Choice: Best of Fest

FirstGlance FF Los Angeles (2020) – Best Director: Documentary

FirstGlance FF Los Angeles (2020) – Audience Choice: Documentary

Hollywood Independent Filmmakers Awards (2019) – Honourable Mention

Impact Docs Awards (2020) – Award of Excellence: Woman Filmmakers

Impact Docs Awards (2020) – Award of Excellence: Use of film/video for Social Change

Impact Docs Awards (2020) – Award of Excellence: Health/Medicine/Science

Impact Docs Awards (2020) – Award of Excellence: Disability Issues

Impact Docs Awards (2020) – Award of Excellence: Documentary Feature

Jozi FF (2019) – Honourable Mention

Feature
African

Availability &
Screening Time:

400 tickets

Director(s):

Odette Schwegler 

Country:

South Africa

Year:

2019

Running Time:

85 min

Language(s):

English

Tin Soldiers tells the deeply personal story of people afflicted with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), an extremely rare medical condition that slowly turns their connective tissue to bone. The resulting documentary is a compelling tale of courage, set against the backdrop of medical science, in which these real-life “tin soldiers’ overcome their human frailty to show the spirit of resilience and survival, even within the most physically ravaged bodies. The film travels from the dusty streets of South African townships to Brazil, the United States, the United Kingdom and France, documenting the experiences of a broad spectrum of patients and their families as they travel their different paths, while sharing the common goal of prevailing and surviving.

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