Our Own Best Advocates
Breast Health for Women with Disabilities
Video Action Fund
Also Available in Spanish: Nuestras mas Fuertes Partidarias
Early detection is a vital key to the successful treatment of breast cancer, and breast self-examination is one of the most important elements in detection. Yet for many women with upper-body disabilities, self-examination may have simply seemed impossible.
Dr. Sandra L. Welner, herself disabled in an auto accident, has developed an approach which trains and encourages women to make effective use of whatever arm and hand mobility they have and, in other cases, teaches their sisters or daughters, partners or personal care assistants to help. This unique video offers women with disabilities not only a crucial tool for protecting their lives, but a welcome opportunity to take a more active role in managing their own healthcare.
Purchase $99 VHS
Order No. QA-339
ISBN (VHS) 1-57295-339-X
Awards & Conference Screenings
CINE Golden Eagle
Aurora Gold Award
Merit Award, Superfest
Silver CINDY, Assn. of AV Communicators
US International Film & Video Festival
Autoexamen del Seno
Look For Me Here: The final days in the life of a woman with metastatic cancer, who has chosen to forego further treatment, and to face death with friends and hospice care at home.
How Can We Love You?: Focuses on the feelings and experiences of women living with metastatic breast cancer through the stories of two women who traveled across North America performing in a play on the subject.
Beyond the Loss of the Breast: Explores the meaning and impact of metastatic breast cancer through the personal narratives and poetry of the filmmaker and two other women.
Safety in Numbers: With pathos and humor, this short, experimental drama explores the sometimes unclear boundaries between the behaviors of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and "normalcy."
Not Just Surviving: Four women who have been living with Spinal Cord Injury for as long as 30 years discuss topics that include rehabilitation, healthcare, sexuality, parenting, menopause, and how to live day-to-day with hope.
To rent or purchase this film, please visit the Icarus Films website