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Josée Boudreault, plus forte que l'AVC

French (Available subtitled in French)

Region: Quebec

Year of Production: 2018

Duration: 45min30

On July 2, 2016, while on the way with her family to a vacation in the US, radio host Josée Boudreault suffered a serious stroke that leaves significant after-effects. Viewers get to see how this popular public communicator gets used to not being able to read or write anymore. For the rest of her life, Josée must learn to cope with using fewer words to express herself.

Taken by ambulance back to Quebec, Josée undergoes a surgical procedure that saves her life. The film tells the story of her fight to survive and the resilience of this inspiring woman and her family, who stood solidly behind her with love and support. We see how Josée uses humour and humility to find the path to health one day at a time. We’re with her as she is hit by a second stroke, which fortunately has no serious consequences.

During the documentary, neurologists and other health experts explain in everyday terms what a stroke is so viewers can understand the different types, symptoms, and medical conditions.

Josée’s friend, husband, and love of her life, Louis-Philippe Rivard, narrates the documentary to give it an intimate, touching, and authentic tone.


Cast/Participants: Josée Boudreault, Louis-Philippe Rivard, Véronique Cloutier, Peter Macleod

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