Emmy Award Winner: Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
Aired on HBO
Life According to Sam follows one family’s courageous fight to save their only son from a rare and fatal ageing disease. Eleven years of the parents breakneck research, (they both are doctors), has led to the first experimental drug trial for Sam and 28 other children from around the world, just as Sam has reached 13, the average age of death for children with progeria. This highly personal and unexpectedly life affirming journey is championed by the captivating presence of Sam Berns himself. Funny, perceptive and fiercely intelligent, Sam is the catalyst for his parents relentless drive to discover a medical breakthrough that may one day shed light on unlocking the aging process in us all.