Emma's Haircut

screen shot of Emma's Haircut
Project Type:
Video (vimeo.com/83167281)
Date & Collaborator:
2014, Florence Gelo, Drexel University College of Medicine
Story development & editing based on existing video footage & photos

Emma’s Haircut is a video of a mother of two young children who is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Instead of waiting for her hair to fall out, she and her family have a “shaving party.”

The original footage was taken in 2008, but a host of production and other issues prevented its completion until I was enlisted to revise and finish the project. The final video serves as a tool for cancer support professionals to use as a conversation starter in group sessions. The video can be viewed on Vimeo and was featured in a blog post on The Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s website.