“The Breath Before”, a short film by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, has won the Best Nonprofit Video Award, after winning a public vote of the international doGooder Video Awards.
Featuring a cameo from comedian Frank Skinner, the film explores the idea of breaths that people take for granted – e.g. the breath before you laugh or sing, or before you blow out candles.
These are breaths that people with cystic fibrosis must fight for every day, as their condition destroys their lungs and internal organs, and shortens their lives. Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening genetic condition – only half live to celebrate their fortieth birthday.
The faulty gene is carried by over two million people in the UK, most of whom have no idea. If two carriers have children, there’s a one in four chance their child will have the condition, which slowly destroys the lungs and digestive system.
For more information please visit the Cystic Fibrosis Trust website.