New York, Sep 2 (Calcutta Tube) Indian and international stars will join the global premiere of Indian filmmaker Namrata Singh Gujral‘s breast cancer docudrama ‘1 a Minute,’ highlighting the fact that one women dies from breast cancer every 69 seconds.
The Oct 6 global premiere of the UniGlobe Entertainment film in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in 527 theatres in the US, followed by a rolling release across the globem will kick start Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The international roll-out will include a theatrical release in India starting Oct 29 with the Nargis Dutt Cancer Foundation as well as an Asia-wide initiative to raise awareness for breast cancer in a joint partnership with the National Commission for Women in India. This will be followed by Europe and Australia.
This is the largest theatrical release for a cancer-themed film. Along with the film’s premiere Oct 6, there will also be a live appeal to US President Barack Obama as well as other global leaders to come together as one world to make the cure for cancer a priority.
Joining will be film stars, internationally celebrated women from various nations and backgrounds who are also survivors like Olivia Newton-John (Grease), Jaclyn Smith (Charlie’s Angels), Melissa Etheridge (An Inconvenient Truth), Lisa Ray (Water / Bollywood Hollywood), Barbara Mori (La Mujer de Mi Hermano /Kites), Mumtaz (Iranian actress / Bollywood), Diahann Carroll (Claudine) and Namrata Singh Gujral (Americanizing Shelley / Kaante).
Also joining will be brothers Billy Baldwin (Backdraft) and Danny Baldwin (Vampires), whose mother is a survivor and Priya Dutt, whose mother, the famous Bollywood star Nargis Dutt, died of cancer.
The documentary is an unprecedented push by global celebrity women, who are also cancer survivors, to help raise funds to find the cures, promote awareness and prevention as well as support survivors of women’s cancers.
Donations from the film will support international Non-Profits & NGOs such as: Susan G. Komen for the Cure and The Nargis Dutt Cancer Foundation.
Narrated by Kelly McGillis (Top Gun), the film follows a woman’s journey through cancer with a focus on breast cancer, the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. At each stage of her journey, stars jump in and recount their experiences at that point in time.
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They are not just statistics or case studies, nor are they “genetic mishaps.” They are everyday modern women struggling to survive breast cancer. They share the same diagnosis but are a crazy-quilt of many patterns and colors, with ages spanning twenty-five years. Some of them are wives and mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers; some are single, some are divorced. They have different religious backgrounds, different occupations, different lifestyles, different values, and different treatments. But despite their differences, they all are B.O.O.B.S. B.O.O.B.S. shares the personal experiences of ten courageous women—from shocking diagnosis to surgery and beyond—and the effect breast cancer has had on them and on the people in their lives. Brought together by the Wellness Community, a program offering cost-free psychological support to cancer patients and their loved ones, the ten women in this book strongly believe in the healing power of group therapy and peer sharing. Some of them have even become patient advocates and spokeswomen in a quest to make a difference in the lives of other women coping with breast cancer, a disease that strikes more than 200,000 women every year in the United States. Written with insight, humor, raw emotion, and honesty, B.O.O.B.S. offers hope to women facing breast cancer. It also offers families and friends insights into what their loved ones are going through.
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