Absolutely Safe

Directed by Carol Ciancutti-Leyva

Year: 2009
Running Time: 83
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Absolutely Safe

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Directed by Carol Ciancutti-Leyva


Last year nearly 400,000 women in the United States got breast implants. At a time when more women than ever are making this choice, fewer voices than ever seem to be asking "Why?" And fewer still are asking "Are they safe?" Absolutely Safe takes an open-minded, personal approach to the controversy over breast implant safety. Ultimately, Absolutely Safe is the story of everyday women who find themselves and their breasts in the tangled and confusing intersection of health, money, science, and beauty.

At its heart, Absolutely Safe is driven by the experience of the filmmaker's own mother. Diagnosed in 1974 with breast tumors, Audrey Ciancutti underwent a double mastectomy with silicone-implant reconstruction surgery. A year later, her implants ruptured, and soon after, her health steadily declined. Like thousands of other women, Audrey believes her debilitating illnesses' joint pain, chronic fatigue, scleroderma - are linked to her breast implants; however, most doctors and researchers deny this link. Among the debate by plastic surgeons, toxicologists, attorneys, implant manufacturers, whistle blowers, government officials and activists, Absolutely Safe introduces more everyday women like Audrey who make choices about their breasts in our appearance driven culture.

Even though the FDA recently lifted its restrictions on silicone implants and approved them for wide-scale use, many serious questions remain regarding breast implant safety. However, Absolutely Safe reveals that the conversation on implant safety is far more complex than simple pros and cons. Rather, the real conversation, the most important conversation–with the most difficult and challenging questions–rests with viewers themselves, as all individuals in our culture ultimately face this confusing intersection of choice, risk, money, beauty, and health.

Absolutely Safe sparks this long overdue cultural conversation.

 

Reviews

It is the perfect antidote to ads and TV shows that now routinely mislead women into thinking that these devices have been proven to be safe.
Judy Norsigian, co-author and Executive Director, Our Bodies Ourselves



Awards

  • Official Selection Rome International Film Festival

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