“Illness is the night-side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.” –Susan Sontag
“I am sorry, but you have breast cancer.” In the United States, one-in-eight women will hear these shattering words in her lifetime.
LIFE INTERRUPTED, a documentary feature film about breast cancer chronicles the lives and experiences of five unique survivors including the filmmaker herself from diagnosis through treatment and life beyond. Assumptions and mythologies about the disease, treatment and prevention will be brought to the foreground and examined as the women share their personal truths and realities. These women are confronting a lifealtering diagnosis, and respond to their disease process and the rebuilding of their lives with honesty, dignity, humor, and grace. MORE
“Knowledge is power. Rather than merely chronicling how one copes with an infirmity, Life Interrupted serves as a model for overcoming any challenge or obstacle with clarity and honesty, delivering tangible HOPE for women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.”
Today, Breast cancer patients are often asked to make their own choices in terms of treatments available. The moment the diagnosis is received, each person must gather information and make life-altering decisions under extreme emotional duress, all in a relatively short period of time. Individual circumstances are unique and yet, hearing stories from articulate women who have traveled this road before is invaluable for navigating the treatments and keeping hope alive. Knowledge is power, the successful prevention and treatment of breast cancer depends on this. MORE
“ These personal accounts are often the catalyst that women need to seek support and information to help them with their journey with breast cancer”
- Jean A,. Sachs, MSS, MLSP Chief Executive Officer, LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCER, Haverford, Pennsylvania
“When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, everything you know is useless and everything you need to know is hard…‘Living’ with breast cancer is the challenge and (LIFE INTERRUPTED) will explore this.
-Pamela Priest Naeve, Director, Community Education, California Prevention Institute of California