Cancer in Two Voices
1994, 43 minutes, Color, VHS/16mm
Order No. W99348
“I’m the first among our friends to have cancer... Many will see their future in the way I handle mine,” Barbara Rosenblum wrote after learning she had advanced breast cancer. For three years Barbara had yet to live, she and her partner, Sandra Butler, documented their lives with courage and frankness. This stunning film provides a unique view into the intimacy of a relationship in a time of crisis. The two women talk about their identity as Jewish women and as lesbians, and they speak openly about the difficult issues each is facing: anger, guilt, feelings about their bodies and changing sexuality, about death and loss. Never once losing either its balance or its fierce emotional integrity, CANCER IN TWO VOICES provides a practical example of dealing with death with sensitivity and a deep commitment to living.
AWARDS, FESTIVALS, & SCREENINGS
- New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles Lesbian and Gay Film Festivals
- London Jewish Film Festival
- Sundance Film Festival
- Berlin Film Festival
- Films de Femmes, Creteil, Audience Award for Best Foreign Documentary
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"**** A poignant video. Highly recommended for all health professionals and those studying for a career in health or medicine."
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Dr. Willese Comissiong
Video Rating Guide for Libraries
"Powerful and inspiring...a must-see."
Breast Cancer Recovery Program, California Pacific Medical Center