The Cancer Journals Revisited


Available To Stream Thu, Sep 10 12:00 PM - Thu, Sep 24 11:59 PM
Film Info
Program Category:Community Health and Well-Being
Release Year:2018
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Film Sponsor:Queer Curatorial Fund of the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lana Lin


Prompted by the question of what it means to re-visit and re-vision Black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde’s classic 1980 memoir of her breast cancer experience today, 27 writers, artists, activists, health care advocates, and current and former patients recite Lorde’s manifesto aloud on camera, collectively dramatizing it and producing an oration for the screen. The film is both a critical commentary and a poetic reflection on the precarious conditions of survival within the intimate and politicized public sphere of illness.