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.
LIFE ACCORDING
TO SAM
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STATUS
Airing on HBO Oct. 21, '13 at 9p ET/PT
Official Festival Selection:
Sundance Film Festival
Hot Docs Doc Soup
Mountainfilm Festival
AFI Film Festival
Nantucket Film Festival
Woods Hole Film Festival
Martha's Vineyard Film Festival
Heartland Film Festival

AWARDS
Award Winner, Heartland Film Festival
Audience Award, Nantucket Film Festival
Best Storytelling Award, Nantucket Film Festival
Best Doc Feature, Rhode Island Film Fest
Best of the Fest, AFI film festival
Audience Award, Woods Hole Film Fest
Grand Winner, Mountainfilm Festival
Indomitable Spirit Award, Mountainfilm Festival

WEBSITE:
lifeaccordingtosam.com