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Pink Ribbons, Inc.

  • Film
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Participants at the 2010 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Pink Ribbons, Inc.
Participants at the 2010 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Pink Ribbons, Inc.
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

When a grassroots movement becomes too successful, it’s ripe for exploitation by corporate sponsors. Such was the fate of breast-cancer awareness, according to Léa Pool’s angry, enlightening doc, which alternates progressive talking heads with footage of the endless “race for the cure” events they criticize. The film makes a compelling case for the damage wrought by business-funded feel-good activities that turn attention away from the disease, as well as using funds for endless drug research while ignoring the toxic environmental factors. It’s a powerful and subversive reminder that, pink or not, depoliticizing a worthy cause is never pretty.

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Written by Andrew Schenker
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