New Podcast: Marc Smolowitz, Director of ‘The Power of Two’

New Podcast: Marc Smolowitz, Director of ‘The Power of Two’

In the latest podcast from the Boomer Esiason Foundation, director Marc Smolowitz discusses how “The Power of Two” documentary film is raising awareness of cystic fibrosis and organ donation.

“The Power of Two” offers an intimate portrayal of the bond between half-Japanese twin sisters, Anabel Stenzel and Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, their battle with cystic fibrosis and the miraculous survival through double-lung transplants.

Marc says he enjoys heath care storytelling that lends itself to bigger and more personal issues. “Seeing what patients go through with a chronic illness is very powerful,” he says. “Most people take breathing for granted, but it is amazing what people with CF go through just to breathe … I tried to focus a lot on breathing throughout the film.”

For more information on the film, visit The Power of Two website (

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This “LIVING. BREATHING. SUCCEEDING.” Podcast/Vodcast is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Genentech to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.