Absolutely Safe (DVD)

Directed by Carol Ciancutti-Leyva

Release Year: 2009
Running Time: 83
UPC: 7 18122 56457 6
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
$24.98 $18.74 (25% off) Buy DVD
Crew
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.

 

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

  • Official Selection Rome International Film Festival


To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 18 2020 at 5:16pm
RT' @kmendoncafilho': O Lincoln Center em NY nos deu liberdade total de programação para mapear as boas e as más influências de #Bacurau. Tem…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 18 2020 at 4:06pm
@QuadCinema' @ThePlaylist' Also opens Friday at' @jbfc_ny' in Pleasantville!
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 18 2020 at 3:37pm
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's YOUNG AHMED opens this weekend at' @QuadCinema' before expanding to select cities:…' https://t.co/0NvLDMPy1D'
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 18 2020 at 2:51pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': 1970's "Perfect Friday" Blu-ray - Ursula Andress' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/Hz4Snuinnt' CAN:' https://t.co/2B014HSw82' OUR RE…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 18 2020 at 2:29pm
"After reading it, I realized how little I know about the war and about the role of women in the war." Kantemir Bal…' https://t.co/FUmcVmt2Tc'
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 18 2020 at 2:20pm
RT' @BilgeEbiri': Seriously, this dude makes films like he's the last of the old masters. But he's a cheerful 28-year-old who grew up watchin…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 18 2020 at 2:20pm
RT' @BilgeEbiri': “When you don’t have doubt, you’re a complete idiot.” BEANPOLE is one of this year’s best films, and its young director, Ka…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 18 2020 at 2:19pm
RT' @oneweekfilmcast': Can you believe Parasite won Best Picture! We discuss the #Oscars and #Sundance, including Identifying Features, Minar…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 18 2020 at 12:29pm
For their New York opening, BACURAU directors' @kmendoncafilho' &' @jdornelles' have collaborated with' @FilmLinc' to ass…' https://t.co/xPqHnoSQoH'
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 18 2020 at 12:13pm
RT' @FilmLinc': Mapping Bacurau, a series featuring handpicked influences by' @kmendoncafilho' &' @jdornelles', begins March 13 with films by Joh…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com