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Salt in My Soul

Salt in My Soul is a touching story and powerful introduction to the potential for phage therapy as one of the alternatives to help counter the threat to modern medicine posed by antibiotic resistance. The film is based on the diaries of a remarkable young woman, Mallory Smith who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at the age of 3. Subsequently, her lungs became infected with a bacteria that is often found in CF patients, which was resistant to all available antibiotics, and was the cause of her death at the age of 25. Mallory remained determined to live a meaningful and happy life despite her struggle with the disease. Becoming a well-known cystic fibrosis advocate, she embarked on a career as a professional writer, recording her thoughts and observations about struggles and feelings and leaving instructions for her mother Diane to publish her work posthumously. She hoped that her writing would offer insight to those living with, or loving someone with, chronic illness. Diane helped publish the book that Mallory wrote when she was ill, and, with the help of film director Will Battersby, adapted the book as this poignant film. Salt in My Soul is a call for all of us to embrace our own lives as fully as possible. The film illustrates the need for alternatives such as phage therapy to treat patients for whom antibiotics no longer work. Mallory was sadly unable to access phage therapy early enough to prevent her death.


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In cinema March 2022 :

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