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LIFE INTERUPPTED clearly demonstrates how much members of the ‘dreaded sisterhood’ have to teach us and each other; about courage, about being one’s own advocate, about the cultural context that colors their experience of diagnosis and various treatment options. Even when they are dealing with loss, pain and fear the wisdom of the three women stands out. Beautifully and powerfully crafted.”
“I loved the honesty and the diversity of experiences in LIFE INTERRUPTED... came from the often under representative communities of younger women, women of color and women in rural communities... Highly Recommended Viewing for anyone who cares or is touched byThe Breast Cancer EXPERIENCE. I look forward to having a screening to share with our constituents.
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“The heartbreaking and powerful stories … will help empower women to make sure they are performing their monthly breast self-exams, receiving their annual clinical breast exams and yearly mammograms. Being able to share cancer stories with both the challenges and successes is an essential part of helping the patient to take control of their own circumstance. “
“A raw and intimate journey of three inspiring warriors battling breast cancer.”
“Breast cancer knows no boundaries. Life Interrupted is a beautiful film telling the story of different women and their battle with breast cancer. The film touches on so many important decisions and struggles that many women face during breast cancer treatment and recurrence.”
LIFE INTERRUPTED is an engaging film with relatable women who take us through the roller coaster of a breast cancer diagnosis and resulting experiences..This is a very honest, real, brave and accurate film...I recommend this film to anyone who wants to UNDERSTAND the physical and emotional experiences that breast cancer is for many women.
The road to recovery is complicated. The problems, decisions, and repercussions from the start is what hooked me in...I actually liked seeing the changing hair. It’s like the GBTLI community seeing themselves represented onscreen. The cancer community also has limited representation onscreen so it was nice to see someone else going through the shit storm. It makes you feel not so alone.
With its masterful portrait of vulnerability and resilience, “Life Interrupted” will inspire cancer survivors and their loved ones for time to come.
The stories were extremely compelling...Overall, it is a superb film dealing with some scary stuff!
We all have different bodies and thereby different bodily capabilities. This year BFFW revisits the feminist emphasis on the body and highlights itsgendered, racialized and functional assumptions and connotations...LIFE INTERRUPTED concerning the struggles of breast cancer andhow it affects the lives and experiences of people in their different stages of diagnosis, treatment, and life beyond. As bodily capabilities differ, the amount of thought one puts on the topic and what we are allowed to do is oftenconnected to societal norms. “Body Capability” is, therefore, an arena to reflectand feel familiar or to increase understanding and awareness.
This film, with its raw and honest accounts, shows us the boldness of women. It forces us to question the importance of body parts. It shows us the capacity-building attributes of love, family and community. The gospel church scene was especially moving for me...I see “Life Interrupted” as a gift. One that’s hard to open but soon fills the space you create for it..And as a healthcare practitioner who works with people experiencingcancer and the effects of cancer treatment, it bridged my understanding of the profoundly important space between the clinical and the human. Anyone who wants to gain insight into what it’s like to live with the reality of breast cancer, surgical scars and all, should see this film.
We were really moved by the testimonials of the women. You all have lots of courage. We all thought that (the) documentary is a very important piece of history about breast cancer and the women living with it.
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