Catching Cancer

(December Media and Pemberton Films, 2009)

Viruses can cause cancer. And, believe it or not, that’s good news.

One in three of us will get cancer at some stage in our lives. From the moment of diagnosis the common cry is “why me?” Now, across the planet, a select group of scientists is hunting cancer-causing infections. Startling new evidence is revealing that viruses and bacteria are triggering some of the biggest killers of our time. And, believe it or not, this is good news.

“Riveting… thought provoking… has all the touchstones of a good medical thriller… There’s something redemptive in Pemberton’s work. She straddles the categories of art and journalism, entertainment and knowledge. She is a filmmaker who, in respected director Ken Burns’s terms, is really a “tribal storyteller.”
The Australian, October 17, 2009



2010 Best Science Writer – Premier’s Literary Awards

2010 Bronze Award, China Dragon Awards

2010 Special Jury Award – WorldFest (US)

2010 Best Editing – RealScreen, LA

2010 Finalist Best Documentary – RealScreen, LA

Executive Producers
Tony Wright & Sonya Pemberton

Tony Wright

Writer / Director
Sonya Pemberton

A December Media and Pemberton Films Prodution.

Produced in Association with ABC Television, Screen Australia and Film Victoria.

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