Lincoln family featured on the big screen at Rhode Island International Film Festival

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A film showing at the Rhode Island International Film Festival features one local Lincoln family and their story to try and to get healthy.

"Secret Ingredients”, directed by Jeffrey Smith and Amy Hart, focuses on Kathleen DiChiara and her family of five, all of whom suffer from chronic diseases.

They did everything the doctors told them to, but when nothing seemed to be working,

Kathleen says she took matters into her own hands.

 “We discovered that there was something in our food that was really preventing us from achieving our goal,” DiChiara said.

 DiChiara said the family discovered pesticides in their food that may be negatively impacting their recovery.

 "The body is working so hard to fight the pesticides that it’s not being allowed to heal on its own,” she said.

The couple said the filmmakers were interested in the topic already, so when they came across their story it all worked out.

The RIIFF screening marks the debut of the film on the east coast.

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