Claire Wineland built a massive following on YouTube, simply by talking about her life and what made it — and her — remarkable.
And then, on Sept. 2 last year, at the age of 21, Wineland died.
She was killed by complications from lung transplant surgery. But really, she died of complications from cystic fibrosis, the terminal disease that hovered over her entire time on earth, even as Wineland was busy living an extraordinarily vital life while inspiring untold others.
A year later, the documentary Claire debuted, chronicling Wineland’s life and spotlighting her core messages (you can watch it for free on YouTube here). The documentary short is now angling for Oscar recognition, passing the first couple of hurdles to qualify for further consideration as best documentary short. And it’s all about giving Claire Wineland another chance to change people’s minds and lives.
YouTube announces Oscar-winning filmmaker Nick Reed’s inspirational and emotionally-charged new documentary: CLAIRE
YouTube also revealed it’s producing a documentary about the late Claire Wineland, who passed away last year after chronicling her fight with cystic fibrosis on YouTube. The documentary, Claire, tells her story through interviews and footage, and explores her history of activism and advocacy. It will release in fall this year.