Breast Cancer Movie

 “ Love this film. It is essentially Breast Cancer Undressed." 


17 Short Films about Breast Cancer


Intent of the Film


17 Short Films About Breasts... the  film's power lies in the surprising candor with which the women speak  about some of the most intimate issues of their lives. Nursing,  sexuality, aging and breast cancer are central to stories of the film.  Making their private stories public it becomes an act of courage, and a  gift to other women facing the same issues of breast cancer. Seventeen Short Films About Breasts is a profound affirmation of life.


About the Film

 17 Short Films About Breasts propels the  viewer into a cathartic journey covering the gamut, from the  embarrassment of discovering one has breasts, to ownership, to a source  of pleasure, to their functionality. It explores provocative questions  with sometimes surprising & provocative answers. 




Produced,Directed,Written: Cathryn Robertson
Associate Producer: Colleen O'Neil
Art Director: Marti Wright
DP: Cathryn Robertson  
Stills Photographer: Phoebe Gilday
Sound Recordist: Aerlyn Weissman
Editor: Edi Oshigan

Funded by: the Canada Council for the Arts
Running Time: 55:07 min.  •  Genre: Feature Documentary

Film Distributor: Icarus Films

Distributor Contact: 1 (718) 488-8900

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Topics Covered


  • chemothearpy
  • radiation
  • radiation burns
  • nursing
  • nursing mothers
  • sexuality
  • aging
  • invasive
  • stage 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • war on cancer
  • biopsy
  • ductal carcinoma
  • invasive breast cancer
  • prosthesis
  • radical mastectomy
  • partial mastectomy
  • breast cancer risk factors
  • hats and wigs
  • chemo brain
  • nipple tattoo
  • fertility
  • working breasts
  • lumpectomy
  • triple negative
  • her-2 positive (pronounced hair)
  • environment
  • not stress
  • radial mastectomy
  • breast tissue
  • chemo brain
  • fertility
  • "eggs on ice"
  • frozen fetus
  • egg harvesting
  • radiation burns
  • type 1, 2 & 3 cell
  • stage
  • node
  • margins
  • primary
  • tumor
  • metastasis
  • mammary node
  • auxiliary nodes
  • primary
  • secondary
  • distant


If you would like to arrange a screening in your community: We provide the DVD We provide the posters You provide the venue. Screening fees: 50% to filmmaker 50% to a breast cancer foundations that support the cause.

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