The Good Breast explores breast cancer as ritual, presenting today's rise of the mastectomy in the U.S. as a modern form of breast sacrifice. The loss of the breast of each of our patient characters illustrates that the breast is far more than just an organ; but rather contains within it the history, suffering and power of female identity.
"Shot with great sensitivity, but never 'sugar coats.' The disease's effects go far beyond the physical body. It effects social, psychological and spiritual dimensions of life. Patients battle cancer on each dimension. For some the breast cancer journey leads to tragedy; for others it leads to triumph. But for all who view this film it will lead to enlightenment."
—Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University