The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center in collaboration with the Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project are proud to present the Inaugural Women’s Cancers Film Festival.
There will be a discussion time after each film with the producers.
10:00 AM Registration and vendors open
10:30 AM Welcome, Announcements and Director Remarks
10:40 AM Film - One Year Later by Lucia Mauro
11:40 AM Discussion of film with Lucia
12:15 AM LUNCH
13:00 PM Paula's opening remarks
13:05 PM Film - Life Interrupted by Paula Mozen
14:05 PM Discussion of film with Paula
The film allows us to travel with Lucia as she embarks on a cathartic trip to the Italian Alps; here she finds her space and decides to move forward--changed by, but not defined by--her illness. The film provides an excellent forum for caregivers, too, and the emotional issues surviving a cancer diagnosis.
Lucia Mauro, Before telling stories through the medium of film, Lucia Mauro of Chicago was a longtime theater/dance critic & arts/culture writer (Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Public Radio, In Theatre Magazine). One Year Later marks her second film.
The second film, “Life Interrupted” is by award winning documentary director, Paula Mozen; she provides an unflinching view from the survivor’s perspective. It is a powerful portrayal featuring intimate stories of several survivors including Paula’s.
The women featured in this film are confronting a life-altering diagnosis with courage and tenacity. They respond to their disease process and the rebuilding of their lives with honesty, dignity, humor, and grace.
Paula Mozen, is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, educator, and PBS consultant who was twice diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2008 and May 2011.