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Interview: Will Battersby talks Salt In My Soul

Shock Ya, Karen Benardello | January 18, 2022

Holding onto their biggest hopes, dreams and happiness amidst their struggle with invisible illness is a powerful journey people can truly relate to during the current devastating COVID-19 pandemic.

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Salt In My Soul

CJ @ the Movies | January 18, 2022

The worst of times about CF is told emotionally.
The opening credits of “Salt In My Soul” explain how Mallory Smith (1992-2017) secretly recorded her struggle with cystic fibrosis (CF) in her diaries, computer, and audio recordings, and how in her final hours, she was given an experimental treatment, which would help fight against superbugs.

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Salt In My Soul (2022)

Bain’s Film Reviews, Kyle Bain | January 16, 2022

At the age of three Mallory Smith was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. As her dad put it, she was given a “death sentence.” Mallory refused to let her disease hold her back, however, and she spent the rest of her life looking for a way to survive her diagnosis.

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Salt In My Soul

Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Margaret Barton-Fumo | January 15, 2022

Reading from her journals about living with cystic fibrosis for roughly twenty years, Mallory Smith sounds by turns pensive and fluid, her words and mood cresting and crashing in waves like the sea where she loved to surf.

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Will Battersby & Diane Shader Smith – Salt In My Soul

The Jan Price Show All About Movies | January 15, 2022

Director, Will Battersby & Diane Shader Smith discuss with Jan Price their new documentary, “Salt In My Soul” – in L.A. and N.Y theaters on January 21st!

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Salt In My Soul

Film Monthly, Calhoun Kersten | January 14, 2022

Salt in My Soul tells the remarkable story of Mallory Smith, whose memoirs by the same name were published posthumously to offer equal parts solace and sobering reality as she details her life with cystic fibrosis.

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Minute At The Movies: Jan, 14 2022

Todd James | January 14, 2022

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‘Salt In My Soul’ documentary discussion

Cake for Breakfast podcast | January 13, 2022

Based on Mallory Smith’s posthumously published memoir of the same name, SALT IN MY SOUL, the film offers a rare look inside the mind of a young woman trying to live fully while dying.

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Good movie choices for January

Columbus Underground, Rachel Willis | January 13, 2022

When she was just three years old, Mallory Smith was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. What transpires in director Will Battersby’s documentary, Salt in My Soul, is a family’s fight for their daughter’s life.

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Salt In My Soul film review

UK Film Review, Rachel Willis | January 12, 2022

When she was just three years old, Mallory Smith was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. What transpires in director Will Battersby’s documentary, Salt in My Soul, is a family’s fight for their daughter’s life.

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