Across the Bridge: A portrait of Marin County

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Marin County, California is on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco and home to the Point Reyes National Park. We were inspired by the landscape and needed to learn how to use our camera and software ( Adobe). We shot these clips with a BlackMagic Cinema Camera.

We won an award!

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So proud to have won this award. Before starting ” BRCA: A Mother’s Journey” we had never touched a video camera or an editing program. Thanks to all the people in our documentary and to the Hollywood International Independent Film Festival for selecting us!

This will encourage us to move forwards in this field.

 

This Tuesday documentary recommendation

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“To Hell and Back Again” an Academy Award Nominated documentary which fools you into thinking you are watching a “real” movie, until you realize it’s the true story of a wounded soldier strugling with PTSD and his return to civilian life.

 

Need a documentary suggestion?

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We might just have a solution for you!

As documentary lovers, many of our friends come to us for documentary recommendations.

We though we would share our list with you in the form of Documentary Tuesday.
These documentary sugestions aim to make you feel good about the world or give you insights into new ways of being and living.

Every Tuesday, you can look forward to a new recommendation. So, follow us or check back in…
Most of these documentaries can be found on Netflix.com, Amazon and other sites.

 

In honor of launching “Documentary Tuesday” we will start off by recommending 3 wonderful documentaries for your viewing pleasure.

#1, “Somm is a nail bitting documentary about what it takes to be a Master somelier, or how to drink a lot and be admired for it… Check out “Somm” and tell us what you think.

#2, Sherpa (HBO), an intimate look into the world of Sherpas. The men and their families who help climbers summit mount Everest.

#3, Hidding and Seeking, a low budget but gripping documentary about a family that looks into it’s past & is forced to confront it’s strongly held beliefs.

Hope you enjoy these and check back each Tuesday for a great new documentary to watch. Be sure to share these with your friends.

all the best, Terra Linda Films
‪#‎documentarytuesday‬

 

What is BRCA 1 & 2?

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BRCA 1 DNA

 

” BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that produce tumor suppressor proteins. These proteins help repair damaged DNA and, therefore, play a role in ensuring the stability of the cell’s genetic material. When either of these genes is mutated, or altered, such that its protein product either is not made or does not function correctly, DNA damage may not be repaired properly. As a result, cells are more likely to develop additional genetic alterations that can lead to cancer.

Specific inherited mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 increase the risk of female breast and ovarian cancers, and they have been associated with increased risks of several additional types of cancer. Together, BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations account for about 20 to 25 percent of hereditary breast cancers (1) and about 5 to 10 percent of all breast cancers (2). In addition, mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 account for around 15 percent of ovarian cancers overall (3). Breast and ovarian cancers associated with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations tend to develop at younger ages than their nonhereditary counterparts.”

Source: http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/genetics/brca-fact-sheet#q1