Beauty and the Breast

Compelling insight into the reality of breast cancer, as seen through the eyes of nine female patients. Their individual stories demystify the deadly disease while painting intimate, often humorous portraits of struggle, survival and hope - including a unique perspective on prevention.

Compelling insight into the reality of breast cancer, as seen through the eyes of nine female patients. Their individual stories demystify the deadly disease while painting intimate, often humorous portraits of struggle, survival and hope - including a unique perspective on prevention.

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BIGSTAR Review

Breast cancer affects thousands of women yearly, "The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in women in the United States for 2015 are: about 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer, about 62,290 new cases of carcinoma in situ of the breast will be found, and (startling) about 40,290 deaths from breast cancer." (-cancer.org) THIS is why the movie "Beauty and the Breast" is an such important piece of work as it delves into the intimate and personal details of several women literally fighting for their own bodies and lives. It examines the stages of each woman's personal struggle from diagnosis, to family understanding, to the various forms of treatment, this documentary TRULY walks us through the harrowing stages of this beast that has clearly wrapped it's arms tightly around thousands of women in the United States and worldwide. Although the consciousness of breast cancer has been raised significantly over the years, it does not change the heart wrenching fact that there is no cure. One of my favorite aspects of "Beauty and the Breast" is the poetic unfolding of the resilience of the human body, spirit and mind. These women are not only powerful and warrior-like in their journey but also maintain their humor and self love. Recipient of two awards from "The Accolade Global Film Competition," this is TRULY a remarkable documentary about the wisdom and beauty of nine women who refuse to give up the fight.

- Romy

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