Liliana Komorowska, Director of the film Beauty and the Breast will be presenting the New Jersey Premiere screening of her important documentary in-person this Friday, February 8 at the New Jersey Film Festival!
Beauty and the Breast offers a compelling and intimate insight into the devastating reality of breast cancer, as seen through the eyes of nine female patients. Their individual stories and different points of view help demystify the deadly disease while painting poignant and often humorous intimate portraits of struggle, survival and hope.
Also playing the same evening is Masumi Higashi’s short documentary Motorbike Midwife. This touching film tracks the Herculean efforts of a fearless nurse, Linda Mba as she rides a motorbike across remote parts of Ghana to save mothers' and babies' lives. With painful births come great personal joys for all, plagued by medical complications, poor facilities and dangerous roads.
Check out the trailers for these two films:
Beauty and the Breast
Here is more info on this screening:
Motorbike Midwife - Masumi Higashi (Richmond, United Kingdom)
A short documentary about a Ghanaian nurse who travels to remote regions to save lives. 2012; 20 min.
Beauty and the Breast - Liliana Komorowska (Montreal, Canada)Offering a compelling portrait of the challenges of living with breast cancer, as seen through the eyes of female patients, this documentary demystifies the disease while painting poignant and intimate portraits of survival. All of the patients have different experiences living with this disease while still maintaining strength. This film is not only invaluable as a testament to human resilience but it also proves that it's possible to blossom in the face of adversity. 2012; 86 min.
Friday—February 8, 2013
Voorhees Hall #105, Rutgers University,
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey
$10=General; $9=Students+Seniors; $8=Rutgers Film Co-op Friends
Jimmy John’s of New Brunswick will be providing free sandwiches prior to this screening!
More info is available at www.njfilmfest.com or 848-932-8482!