Anyone who knew Babz Chula—a talented performer from Canada’s West Coast—could tell you that her life force, or chi, was incredibly strong.
The documentary film, Chi, follows Chula’s deeply personal trip to Kerala, India, where she was to undergo treatment by a renowned Ayurvedic healer in an effort to manage her 6-year battle with cancer.
Chula was joined on this trip by director Anne Wheeler, whose up close and personal narration, as well as Chula’s darkly humorous, honest video diary offer a highly entertaining and moving film. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Chi plays at VIFF’s Vancity Theatre during the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival on March 8. For more information, visit womeninfilm.ca