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Eclectic International Fare From Korea (‘Introduction’ By Hong Sang-Soo), Ukraine, Bhutan Opens Arthouse – Specialty Preview

Deadline, Jill Goldsmith, January 21, 2022

Salt in My Soul from Giant Pictures. Will Battersby’s documentary based on Mallory Smith’s posthumously published memoir. A look inside the mind of a young woman trying to live while dying.

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American Medicine Today, February 19, 2022

A new documentary called “Salt in My Soul” is out now and it tells the story of Mallory Smith, a young woman who secretly documented her 25 year struggle with chronic illness before ultimately losing her battle with disease. Joining us to discuss is Diane Shader-Smith, writer, speaker and mother of Mallory.

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She died of cystic fibrosis. A new film tells her story — in her own words

Forward, PJ Grisar, February 2, 2022

After Mallory Smith died in 2017, her mom finally got a chance to look at her diary.

Smith had just turned 25 when she died from complications of cystic fibrosis. For 10 years she’d documented her life and thoughts on her computer and devices. When she gave her mother, Diane Shader Smith, the password, there were instructions: Mallory was a writer and wanted her work published, and she specified which parts. The book, “Salt in My Soul” came out in 2019. A documentary film of the same name was released last month.

To help save the environment, think globally but act locally in your backyard with native plants

San Gabriel Tribune, Annisa Rivera, February 4, 2022,

Susan Gottlieb of the Gottlieb Native Garden was there, with Diane Shader Smith, an accidental environmentalist inspired by her late daughter Mallory. Will Battersby, who wrote and produced “Salt in My Soul,” the documentary about Mallory’s life with cystic fibrosis, talked about how Mallory’s passion for the environment inspires him.

Film Review: Salt in My Soul

Spirituality & Health, 2022

ASSEMBLED FROM home movies, recordings, and diaries kept by the late Mallory Smith, Salt in My Soul charts the journey of one woman who spent her life dealing with the devastating effects of cystic fibrosis, a fatal disease that attacks the lungs from a young age.

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Daddy’s Grounded, Joel Gradcyk, February 4, 2022

Salt In My Soul is an emotional and worthwhile film for anyone interested in a deeply relational journey.

Salt In My Soul: Living Life in the Face of Death

The Dr. Ward Bond Show, January 20, 2022

‘Salt In My Soul’ the extraordinary film documentary about Mallory Smith. She was a young woman who lived with cystic fibrosis her whole life, who suffered immeasurably but who always found the will to live happy. Her story is a testament to enduring parental love and determination and the healing power of memoir as medicine, inspiring all of us to live life as fully as possible in the face of the challenges we all face.

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SALT IN MY SOUL Film Review

SMBS Teen Press, by Chloe, Ethan, Evita, Malachi & Marley, Team 47, February, 2022

Salt in my Soul is the powerfully told and extremely moving story of Mallory Smith’s difficult battle against cystic fibrosis and serves as a constant reminder of how precious life is. Throughout her life, Mallory recorded all her struggles in a plethora of private journal entries, video recordings, and online diaries that offer a glimpse into how she viewed the world.

Love, Bravery, and Belief: Salt in My Soul Review

CJSF, February 8, 2022

Salt in My Soul documents the life of Mallory Smith, who is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age three. Throughout her 25 years of life, Mallory journaled every step of her experience with cystic fibrosis, right up until her last breath, resulting in the memoir on which this documentary is based.

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The Family Savvy, January 3, 2022

It’s 2022. If you are looking for inspiration about how to live your life with more intention this new year, consider spending a few hours with Mallory Smith, a young woman whose short life casts a long legacy of gratitude.

Excl: Official Trailer for ‘Salt in My Soul’ Doc About a Woman with CF

Alex Billington, First Showing, November 15, 2021

“I feel like people with CF are privy to secrets it takes most other people a lifetime to understand.” FS is proud to debut the first official trailer for a documentary film titled Salt in My Soul, marking the feature directorial debut of filmmaker / producer Will Battersby. Based on the posthumously published bestselling memoir of the same name, the film takes you inside the mind of a young woman who tries to live a full life while dying.

Minute at the Movies – Jan 14, 2022

Todd James, Jan 14, 2022

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“Salt In My Soul” Interview with Breezeway

WB/DSS, Jan 10, 2022

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Salt in My Soul Movie Review: What It Means to Search for Hope and Answers

Cinema Sentries, Darcy Staniforth, January 29, 2022

Most of us don’t consider our own mortality as children. But children who live with chronic diseases are forced to confront their mortality very early on. For Mallory Smith, this realization came when she was just nine years old. By this time, she had already been living with Cystic Fibrosis for six years after being diagnosed with the disease at the age of three.

Learn about superbugs and a one woman’s journey in Yale panel

New Haven Register, Ed Stannard, January 26, 2022

NEW HAVEN — Superbugs, bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, are growing more prevalent but little is known about them and the viruses, called phages, that are a growing weapon against them.

‘Gazillions’ of viruses, called phages, are our hope when antibiotics fail, Yale biologist says

New Haven Register, Ed Stannard, January 26, 2022

NEW HAVEN — It’s the worldwide health care crisis that has been growing since before the COVID-19 pandemic, but researchers at Yale University and a few other places are hard at work to find cures.

YOU’RE INVITED! TO A SPECIAL Q AND A EVENT HOSTED BY RAINN WILSON: SALT IN MY SOUL

Join in on Tuesday Feb 8th at 4:00 PM PT/ 7:00 PM ET for a very special free virtual Q&A moderated by Rainn Wilson (The Office) for the new documentary SALT IN MY SOUL.

Salt in My Soul Documentary – Mallory Smith’s Brave Battle with CF

TSC Gaming and Entertainment, Fred Richani, January 26, 2022

Fred Richani interviews “Salt in My Soul” filmmaker Will Battersby and Diane Shader Smith about Mallory Smith’s courageous journey.

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‘SALT IN MY SOUL” IS NOW AVAILABLE ON APPLE TV

CP24 Breakfast Toronto, January 26, 2022

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THE EDGE OF WAR, THE KING’S DAUGHTER, THE PINK CLOUD, A MOUTHFUL OF AIR, NOCTURNA SIDE A & B, SALT IN MY SOUL, UNSILENCED

The Screening Room Podcast, January 21, 2022

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Salt in My Soul Documentary Film

Big Blend Radio, January 26, 2022

This episode of Big Blend Radio’s Quality of Life Show focuses on the documentary film SALT IN MY SOUL: THE ART OF DYING (Giant Pictures) which is based on the bestselling posthumously published memoir of the same name. It’s is a classic coming of age story about Mallory, a young woman figuring out how to live with cystic fibrosis which she was diagnosed with 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.

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CCC speaks with film makers and advocates Will Battersby and Diana Shader Smith

Be Uneke Radio, January 23, 2022

Will and Diana are the driving force behind “Salt In My Soul” but is ultimately Mallory’s story. Based on her book of the same name published posthumously in 2019, Mallory’s story is inspiring, heartbreaking and enlightening. It sheds light on new treatments for CF as well as advancements in the fight against “Superbugs” It is also the story of family, Diana is passionate about getting awareness out about these groundbreaking treatments so that other parents never have to experience the loss of a loved one.

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Ride the Omnibus podcast, January 23, 2022

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Salt in My Soul

Worcester Magazine, January 25, 2022

Based on the bestselling posthumously published memoir, this documentary follows the journey of a young woman diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of 3.

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SALT IN MY SOUL Documentary Sets On Demand Release

Broadway World TV, Michael Major, January 25, 2022

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.

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Spectrum Culture, Joel Copling, January 25, 2022

It would be easy, perhaps, for a film to downplay the effect of illness upon both the sufferer and their loved ones. With Salt in My Soul, director Will Battersby dodges this impulse by virtue of having made a documentary about a person who confronted the effects of her illness, as well as the death that, at a certain point in the disease’s trajectory, seemed to be the inevitable end point.

FOLLOWING FILMS PODCAST: Will Battersby and Diane Shader Smith on SALT IN MY SOUL

Following Films, January 24, 2022

Based on the posthumously published bestselling memoir of the same name, the film takes you inside the mind of a young woman who tries to live a full life 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.

A Tribute to Mallory Smith

Tribuna Cultural, January 25, 2022

In his second documentary film, Will Battersby focuses his attention on Mallory Smith, who has suffered from cystic fibrosis in her short life. This is a genetic disease that produces mucus in the lungs and the damage caused by the infection progressively limits breathing ability, in addition to affecting the digestive system.

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Ross Anthony, 2022

This is an engaging reminder of the preciousness of life, the beauty of those who love us, and the power each of us has to help others. Thank you Mallory for leaving us with your legacy, the world is a better place for your struggles and triumphs.

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