“A tremendously important film”
Lael Lowenstein KPCC FILMWEEK
“…The documentary reveals deeply human stories of patients and their doctors working together on the frontier of medical science."
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“Gantz expertly balances the importance of science with the emotions and humanity of family members facing life-threatening illnesses in a way that few other narratives or documentaries have.”
-Georgi Presecky, Patch Chicago
“Joe Gantz’s engaging, powerful, educational, inspirational, insightful, moving, 185-minute, four-part documentary that examines the passage of Proposition 71 in 2004 in California.”
"...an exciting look at an ambitious clinical trial that aims to change lives for the better,"
- Nicol Natale.
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“Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Joe Gantz was granted unprecedented access to these groundbreaking clinical trials. Over four parts, the documentary reveals deeply human stories of patients and their doctors working together on the frontier of medical science, as well as the intimate moments of families grappling with challenges and triumphs along the way.”
- Broadway World
“Gantz followed Custer, nine other patients and their doctors through first generation, FDA-approved clinical trials using stem cells and CAR T-cells to treat conditions previously considered incurable. In the process you get to see what Custer and his family – especially his parents, Kim and George – endured.”
- Tom Archdeacon, Dayton Daily News
"The new documentary Ending Disease takes viewers through a roller coaster journey of emotions that does not only reveal the stories of the patients and the doctors who are working together, but it also showcases the moments that the families have together, during both the tragedies and the triumphs."
- Michael Cook, Instinct Magazine
"Ending Disease, directed by Emmy winner Joe Gantz (Taxicab Confessions), tells the stories of doctors and patients like Andrew in order to illustrate both medical breakthroughs and personal struggles with illness."
- Daniel Reynolds, The Advocate.
"Boy, I learned so much about stem cells watching Ending Disease. We’ve had stem cells in the news for years and years, and it’s been a little bit of a political football where embryonic stem cells are concerned. But if you want to understand the science behind it, the news has not done us a great service. This movie does. It looks at 10 trials and they [… ] talk to the patients, the families, the doctors, the children, it deals with faith issues, with public policy issues, it is lengthy
and really in depth."
- Wade Major, KPCC FILMWEEK
“… the results are groundbreaking, creating exactly the kind of optimism that people are looking for in the midst of this pandemic.”
“… the four-part film takes audiences into an emotional and powerful journey through human stories of patients, scientists, and doctors working together on the frontier of medical science.”
- Gig Patta LRM Online
“4 Stars!” “Ending Disease calls for an end to the stigma and misinformation surrounding this research by dispelling myths about the science and highlighting actual patients whose lives
have been saved by CAR T-cell and stem cell therapies.”
- Melissa Myers Mountain Express