The inspiration for this film came after director Michael Frolichstein struggled with a series of "mystery aliments" before finally being diagnosed with Celiac Disease at age 40. Michael was shocked to learn that this auto-immune disease, which affects 1% of the US population, is 83% undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. His journey to meet others who had suffered, as well as to get answers from experts, led him to uncover more mysteries within his own family. The documentary ultimately explores what we can do individually and as a society to advance the conversation and raise awareness about the disease.
What People Are Saying about the Film
Really enjoy their perspective and insights to celiac disease and the GF lifestyle...plus they're great guys!
The Celiac Project is a refreshing combination of the experience of patients and families living with celiac disease and commentary by notable clinical and research experts in the field. This entertaining and educational documentary will go a long way to help inform the public and medical professionals about celiac disease. ~ Dr. Daniel A. Leffler, MD, MS Director of Research, The Celiac Center at BIDMC, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Michael Frolichstein's documentary does a great job illuminating the facts, myths, and misconceptions about celiac disease and the challenges of managing the gluten-free diet. Frolichstein uses his story and that of his family for an engaging backdrop to a film that includes interviews with some of the top professionals in the field. This dynamic and heartwarming film is a must watch for healthcare professionals, caregivers, family members of people who are already diagnosed, and anyone who wants to be an advocate for their own health and the health of their loved ones. ~ Alice Bast, President and CEO, Beyond Celiac
An amazing film for an important cause! ~ Gluten Dude, Celiac Blogger
Outstanding and so informative. Must see this film. It is a keeper. ~ Sandra S., IL
Wow, that film was amazing! So thoroughly enjoyable and informative whether you have celiac or not. It was packed with practical information and really moving and sweet. Well done! ~ Jancy J., IL