Just watched True Guts

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GardenerJames
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   Posted 12/11/2007 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
For those of you who don't know what True Guts is, it's a documentary made by a guy with Chron's about people with Chron's and UC.
I wouldn't really say I learned anything from it, but it was nice to see several peoples journeys.
The one thing I did realize as I was watching it is that I don't KNOW anybody with UC!
Sure I have all my online friends here, but I haven't met anyone in person. I think I'll try going to the IBD support group at my hospital sometime and branch out. :-)
My Mom watched it last night, and I think that's where this movie could do a lot of good.
I primarily bought it so that my friends and family could see it, and understand better what I'm going through. My girlfriend watched it with me and now she understands a little better (I didn't meet her until I got into remission) and she said that her mom will really want to see it.
Just a few thoughts :-)
James
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princesscolon
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   Posted 12/11/2007 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Where did you get this? Sounds interesting. I just saw "Amazing Grace", very inspirational but at the same time, they could have gotten a little more into the UC aspect a little more.
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GardenerJames
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   Posted 12/11/2007 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
As far as I can tell, you can only buy it online. Just go to google and type in True Guts
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Sara14
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   Posted 12/11/2007 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I really want to see True Guts.

What is "Amazing Grace?" I haven't heard of that one.
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MissMindy
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   Posted 12/11/2007 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
So I just watched the trailer and had to get it. I think that it would be a good thing for my freinds and family to watch to get a better understanding of what it is that I am having to live with for the rest of my life.
How long did it take to be shiped to you?
Just wondering. I am actually really excited to get it so that they can watch it.
Thank you for posting about this!
Thanks
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BrianG
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   Posted Yesterday 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   

I have a hard time with Josh Golder making a profit off of IBD. He basically got people to volunteer to be in his documentary and then he is pocketing the profits from the sale of it. Great. I'd be more comfortable with it if he paid off the costs for producing the movie and then donated the rest to a worthy cause such as the CCFA. I won't purchase his movie.


ediekristen
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   Posted Yesterday 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I had never heard of this, it sounds interesting! I've met a few people with IBD, there's two people at my work that I know of (I work with about 120 people so I'm sure there's more) and my 13 year old cousin just got diagnosed with Crohns :( and another cousin has colitis.
I will have to buy this sometime, I would love to have my parents watch it.
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GardenerJames
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   Posted Yesterday 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
MissMindy - it came in about 2 days.

Brian - I commend Josh for finding a way to make a living in this world, especially with a chronic illness. We all have to contribute to society and earn money. I don't fault him for making a profit off of something that can provide a benefit to millions of people. Do you refuse to pay for your medications or doctors visits because they are making a profit and not donating it all to CCFA? I doubt it, because those drugs and doctors provide an enormous benefit to you. And I can assure you, the drug companies are making much more $$$ than Josh is.

James
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BrianG
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   Posted Yesterday 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
your comparing apples and oranges there James..there is a big difference between this small documentary and the product produced by the drug companies as well as the service provided by the docs......I have heard Josh talk I have read all about both the movie, how it was produced and his own personal experience. I believe he is using other people's experience with the disease to boost his own personal agenda which is a career in film..sorry don't agree with you there....I think there is a reason that this documentary hasn't received more PR on the CCFA website.

wolfsbro
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   Posted Yesterday 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Aww Brian don't be such a scrooge. For one thing, you don't make money making documentaries that maybe 1000 people watch. You lose money, even lots of it if you're not careful. You do it for the love of the subject and to disseminate info. Call up Golder and ask him how much bank he's made off this movie. I guarantee you he's down at least $5,000. And if he does happen to somehow be up on the project, then MORE POWER TO HIM! Not only did he make a movie that those close to IBD sufferers should see so they can better understand us, but he turned his UC into cash! That's frikin brilliant! If you're gonna be stuck with UC, at least make it work for you! UC sucks, so if I could somehow get it to pay my bills then hell yeah I'm all over it! But the reality is that Golder did it to educate people and there is no way he's making any profit off his movie.


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Post Edited (wolfsbro) : 12/12/2007 10:18:25 AM (GMT-7)


cap'n colitis
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   Posted Yesterday 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   

The film maker has to earn a living, and I'll guarantee you that he's not just rolling in the dough, buying ferraris and beach-front properties in Malibu with this project. 

We can chastise him for not being a philanthropist when he can afford to be one, but isn't. Until then, I hardly think we've got a case. Like I said, He's got to earn himself a living if he's taking the time and effort to produce something.



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Beth75
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   Posted Yesterday 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
hmm, this might be good for my husband to watch, though I know it's stupid but I don't want to him to be grossed out by me picturing my colon looking like hamburger meat and stuff........stupid I know!

He is very supportive of me and once I am healthy enough to become pregnant he wants to come with me to the Dr. to discuss the drugs I am on, pregnancy and my UC. So maybe he needs to see that movie to be prepared for that!
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BrianG
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   Posted Yesterday 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Like I said in an earlier post I think there is a reason that this film doesn't get more PR from the CCFA. Probably not the place for this debate. That being said I respect your opinions but a this point in time disagree with them.

GardenerJames
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   Posted Yesterday 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Brian, I guess back to the main point, if anybody feels like they want someone else to help share real life experiences, regardless of whose profiting from whom, and other points of view I think it's a good movie to watch.
James
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OkieStateGirl
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   Posted Today 12:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, I also saw this movie, they showed a free screening in my city...As said before it's a great movie for friends & family b/c it gives them some insight into what UC/Crohn's is! I'm pretty sure there is a myspace page for the True Guts movie.
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   Posted Today 5:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, there is a Myspace page but we cannot share it on here due to the forum rules. Josh was on the forum a few years ago trying to promote this movie but was banned. Sorry :( but if you want to find it, just google it.
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