|Pink Ribbons, Inc.
A film by Léa Pool
98 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2011
Pink ribbons...they're everywhere: tee-shirts, hats, yogurt cups, KFC buckets, car ads, NFL stadiums...the list goes on and on. They make us feel good, as if we're all engaged in a successful battle against breast cancer.
Featuring: Dr. Samantha King (author of Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy); Barbara Brenner (of Breast Cancer Action), author/activist Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed); Nancy Brinker (of Susan G. Komen for the Cure); and advocate/surgeon Dr. Susan Love.
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"Critic's pick! Uncannily prescient and enduringly timely." - The Washington Post
"Debunks the 'comfortable lies' and corporate doublespeak that permeate the breast cancer movement/industry." - Variety
"Revelatory. Deserves to be seen." - The New York Times
"This could be the most important documentary of the year. Forget that: of the decade."
" Powerful... Enlightening." - Time Out New York
"Shocking and enraging...yet very entertaining." - San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Provocative. Argues persuasively that much of what we're currently doing to fight breast cancer is feel-good nonsense or worse." - The Hollywood Reporter
"A stinging indictment and trenchant critique of breast cancer 'culture'." - Los Angeles Times
Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy by Samantha King
Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women's Health by Gayle A. Sulik
Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic ed. Anne S. Kasper & Susan J. Ferguson
See details about this film's theatrical run.
To learn more about Breast Cancer Action’s work to address and end the epidemic by putting patients before profit and to get involved go to www.bcaction.org
For more information on the Think Before You Pink ® program and campaigns go to www.thinkbeforeyoupink.org
If you are inspired by Pink Ribbons Inc., and want to know how you can make a difference, download your free Think Before You Pink Toolkit® at www.bcaction.org/toolkit
For a deeper understanding of some of the most pressing issues in breast cancer go to www.bcaction.org/factsheets
● Interview with Director Lea Pool