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Good Breast, The

Synopsis
THE GOOD BREAST explores breast cancer as ritual, presenting the rise of the mastectomy in the U.S. as a modern form of breast sacrifice. Veteran breast cancer surgeon Dr. Lauren Schnaper believes that fear and ignorance are fueling an alarming rate of medically unnecessary mastectomies in America. The film follows the progress of four women who provide intimate access to their mastectomies and their breast reconstructions: their search for the ‘good breast’ is a necessity.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2016
Subjects
Medical sciences; Women’s studies
Keywords
breast cancer; breasts; femininity; feminism; mastectomy

Credits

Director
Bernadette Wegenstein

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$298.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
94 minutes
Year
2016

Distributor

Name

Icarus Films

Email
mail@icarusfilms.com
Web
http://icarusfilms.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 718 488 8900
Fax
+1 718 488 8642
Address
32 Court Street
21st Floor
Brooklyn
NY 11201
USA
Notes
A US distributor with an extensive collection of mainly independently-made documentary films from around the world on social, arts and humanities topics. Dedicated to distributing films about people and ideas too often unseen or unheard. Not all titles are for sale on DVD or digital streaming outside the US. Previouslyknown as First Run/Icarus Films.

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