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Sisters' Keepers

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This feature length documentary produced and directed by CNN National Correspondent Athena Jones and veteran filmmaker Enrico Ventrice examines why Black women are on average 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women and more likely to die of the disease than any other race. The film uses the story of Athena’s two bouts with breast cancer — she was diagnosed twice before she turned 40 — as a jumping off point, while delving into America’s long history of racial discrimination and her family’s history in the segregated South. It will highlight the personal stories of Black women battling the most common cancer diagnosed in America and the work of doctors and advocates fighting to give Black women an equal chance at survival.