"Well, Surviving Burkitts is such a powerful and quite extraordinary document and documentary. Prof Elizabeth Molyneux comes over as a remarkable doctor and human being. The humanity just pours out of her. It feels like such a fitting tribute to Scott and I hope that it is seen by tons of people. It certainly deserves to. It is informative, poetic and profoundly moving. It will stay with me for a long time".
Ruth Caleb O.B.E
Executive Producer for BBC Television
Acting Head of BBC Drama Group 1996
Head of BBC Drama 1992 - 1995
Some 50 years ago the Irish surgeon Denis Burkitt, described a tumour prevalent in children living at low altitude areas in Equatorial Africa (a belt lying 15 degrees either side of the Equator, the so called 'Great Lakes Region' of Africa). Since then much has been written about the tumour - the fastest growing malignancy known to man. It still exists and and is now known as Burkitt’s Lymphoma.
"Thanks so much for sending the copy of your truly wonderful documentary: Surviving Burkitts. The way you use a camera is so exciting; you are a true visual artist and in this case, you chose two remarkable woman to be your focus. There were no talking heads in this brief masterpiece".
Pat Silver-Lasky (Mrs. Jesse L. Lasky, Jr)
Author, Script Consultant and lecturer. Writers Guild of Great Britain, Writers Guild of America, American Society of Authors & BAFTA
“Surviving Burkitts is a vitally important, moving and thoroughly unsentimental documentary. We meet the key characters, get to know them and how much they care, the passion that drives the doctor and nursing staff, the plight of the people. It must get the widest possible television audience.....and soon”.
Chairman, Blue Heaven Productions
Chairman, Screen South
Executive Producer, BBC
"Just an unsolicited message of congratulations (to you all). I thought that Surviving Burkitts was brilliant in every respect, and very moving. It deserves the widest possible exposure".
AE Butterworth, BA, MA, MB, BChir, PhD, FRS
Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Honorary Professor, College of Medicine, University of Malawi
"Well done for producng such a sympathetic and visually inspiring film. I have given several copies to people who have spoken very enthusiastically about it. Very many congratulations".
Elizabeth Molyneux OBE, FRCP, FRCPCH, FRCPCH (Hons), FCEM
Professor of Paediatrics - Queen Elizabeth College of Medicine, Malawi
"Surviving Bukitts is a credit to all the people who have died, fell ill or are suffering from Burkitt's cancer. At times it made me happy, sometimes sad and at one point I wanted to cry. I think this film shouldn't just be shown in the country it was filmed, or just Africa. This program is good enough to be shown internationally and would definitely be enjoyed in Europe and the UK".
The Citizen Herald