LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - HBO
Emmy Award Winner:
Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
The Progeria Research Foundation
One family’s courageous fight to save their only child from a rare and fatal aging disease, progeria. After eleven years, Sam’s parents’ breakneck research has led to the first experimental drug trial for Sam and 28 other children around the world. This discovery is truly a race against the clock - Sam has turned 13, the average age of death for children with this diagnosis. The film’s highly personal and life affirming journey is championed by the captivating and heartwarming presence of Sam Berns himself. Funny, perceptive and fiercely intelligent, Sam is the catalyst for his parents’ relentless drive to uncover the medical breakthroughs that may one day shed light on unlocking the aging process in us all.