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Dance Me to the End of Time

Country: South Africa, Language: English, 79 mins

  • Director: Melanie Chait

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"Dance Me to The End of Time" is a deeply personal film about love in the face of death. Melanie Chait documented the last four years of her life-partner, theatre director Nancy Diuguid's life, as she fought breast cancer. Woven into Nancy's personal story are insights from US scientist and ecologist Rachel Carson, whose seminal book, 'Silent Spring' exposed the health dangers of pesticides as far back 1962. Nancy grew up on a tobacco farm in Kentucky in the USA, where small planes regularly sprayed the fields with toxic pesticides. Dance Me to The End of Time powerfully explores the impact of pesticides not only on the environment but also on the human body by journeying with Nancy as she navigates her cancer treatment and the tremendous love that is shared in doing so. It pays tribute to Nancy a visionary director and actor who used the creative arts and her own lesbian identity as a lifelong campaign for justice and healing.


"Dance Me Till The End Of Time" - Melanie Chait from Women in Film on Vimeo.

Cast & Characters

Rachel L. Carson (as Self)
Melanie Chait (as Self)
Nancy Diuguid (as Self)