Friday, September 30, 2005

The Breast Views Blog: At My Mother's Breast



At My Mother's Breast
Heather Watson-Burgess, Canada

Mon. Oct 3, 8:45pm, Granville 7
Wed. Oct 5, 10:30am, Granville 7

Filmmaker Heather Watson-Burgess describes herself as "the daughter of a woman with breast cancer, who is the daughter of a woman with breast cancer, who is the daughter of a woman with breast cancer." Her destiny clear to her from a very young age, the filmmaker turns the camera on her own family to capture the love, support, grief and the difficult choices that have to be made when breast cancer is part of the family legacy. She interviews her aunts (all of whom have had breast cancer), her cousins (all of whom are daughters of women with breast cancer) and takes us inside a family wherein mother-daughter dynamics are turned upside-down, where the level of honesty and support is truly inspiring and where difficult questions have to be asked and answered. A directorial debut, At My Mother's Breast is a beautifully insightful and poignant film.

Playing at the Vancouver International Film Festival
Sue Richards

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