Films


There are several films that talk about cancer, you can find fictions, based on a true story narratives, documentaries or educational films. This part of our website is not to promote films, it is simply to inform you about what is out there and call our attention.

If there is any film that is relevant to your view and you think we could include it here, please feel free to contact us and let us know why you think we should do it.

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Documentaries

Pink Ribbons, INC.

PINK RIBBONS, INC. is a featured documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause”, has been hijacked by a shiny, pink story of success.

The film probes into the world of cause-marketing and breast cancer in an attempt to get people to think critically about what is involved in corporate fundraising and how the money is being spent. It offers a completely different take on the pink ribbon “success” story and offers insight from leading doctors, activists and social critics, as well as those suffering from breast cancer.

Directed by Léa Pool and produced by Ravida Din, this documentary is based on Pink Ribbons, Inc.by Samantha King

Trailer

If you experiment trouble watching this video please click here Pink Ribbon International considers this documentary a must because of its critical point of view about corporate fundraising and its denounce about pink washed money.

What the critic says

“CRITIC’S PICK! Uncannily prescient and enduringly timely”

Ann Hornaday

The Washington Post

“It deserves to be seen”

Jeannette Catsoulis

New York Times

“A stinging indictment and trenchant critique of breast cancer’s culture”

Mindy Farabee

Los Angeles Times

“Upsetting… Like all good investigative documentaries, it presents some unpleasant truths, doesn’t sugarcoat”

Marsha McCreadie

Film Journal

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Talks

Girl with the nine wigs

Sophie van der Stap tells her story on TEDx in the spirit of ideas worth spreading created by TED. In this talk you will see the real Sophie, talking about her experience as a girl who was diagnosed with cancer at a very young age.

Subversive, Sophie doesn’t want cancer to take her life away and resists to feel sick all the time by using wigs as an outlet. “My story is not about cancer it’s about bending rules“, she says.

Her story became a best-seller book in Holland and got translated into 16 languages, as well as it has been taken to the theatres.

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