Bianca is a freelance journalist and documentary critic. She is a regular contributor to Modern Times Review.
RESILIANCE: An emotional rollercoaster where the final award is the life of a girl smiling despite her pain.

Zuzia is a little girl with a rare genetic disease, one that makes her skin fragile like a butterfly’s wings. The simplest touch can make her skin blister and fall apart, and because of this, she lives in constant, excruciating pain. After a fundraiser for the $1.5 million needed for her treatment received worldwide support, she and her family move from their native Poland to the US for a long course of procedures that might save her, or kill her. Jaroslaw Szmidt’s The Butterfly’s Dream captures the journey Zuzia and her family undertake in order to try to save her life. …

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