This Is What Cancer Is

by Kiko Matsing

Farrah Fawcett Remembered by Ryan O’Neal, Alana Stewart (Pop Eater)

Tomorrow will be the first anniversary of Farrah Fawcett’s passing. Her death was overshadowed by Michael Jackson’s (and the circus that followed), and was grossly overlooked in the Oscars obituaries. But fans remember.

Farrah left a poignant account of her battle with cancer. She did not leave any aspect of the disease taboo. Her accessibility, honesty, and generosity was what made the documentary special. Her meditations on disease and well-being are lucidly articulated, with never a false note, which is surprising given the trauma of her condition. It portrayed a very human struggle against the elements, the indifference of nature, and the tenacity of faith in God.