Film Screening of Territories of the Breast

The Center for Culture and Health, the Semel Institute, and the Institute of American Cultures presents a free documentary film screening of Territories of the Breast, a film that explores the multiple crossroads of breast cancer, inequality in health care, gender crisis, medical knowledge, and artistic responses.

Monday, May 12, 2008
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Viewpoint Conference Room, A-Level
Ackerman Student Union Bldg.
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The film traces Sonia Baez-Hernandez’s experiences after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001.  Sonia interviews Latina and African American breast cancer survivors Diana Solis, Tina Nava, Lucille Afua Gram, and Catherine Roach Connor.  The movie traces a series of interwoven journeys that disclose the complexities of medical access and choices, gender crisis, and the process and meaning of becoming women.

Territories of the Breast was nominated as Best Documentary by the 5th Annual Urban Film Festival.

Film screening and reception

Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day parking available.

Lisa Itagaki310-206-9791

Sponsor(s): , The Center for Culture and Health, the Semel Institute and the Institute of American Cultures. Information about non-ASC events is posted for informational purposes and does not necessarily reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.