One of the most moving documentaries of 2021 is SALT IN MY SOUL. Filmmaker Will Battersby and film subject Diane Shader Smith talked with our Gadi Elkon about this powerful story.
Based on the bestselling posthumously published memoir of the same name, SALT IN MY SOUL is a documentary and classic coming of age story about a young woman figuring out how to live while dying. Mallory Smith was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of three. In her twenty five-year battle with the deadly disease, she carved out a life that most of us don’t come close to. Using Mallory’s posthumously published 25,000-page secret diaries, hundreds of hours of newly discovered footage, and audio recordings, the film offers Mallory as the narrator of her own extraordinary chronicle.
Filmmaker Will Battersby and Subject Diane Shader Smith Interview:
SALT IN MY SOUL will be released theatrically in New York (Cinema Village) and Los Angeles (Laemmle Royal) on January 21 followed by the VOD Release in the US, Canada, and UK & Ireland and key territories worldwide on January 25.
For more information about the book SALT IN MY SOUL: An Unfinished Life.