Posted by Terry on February 20, 2012

If you loved the Oscar-nominated documentary Food Inc which we screened as part of the GPLT Movie Series on Sept. 27, 2009, you will love Pink Ribbons, Inc which is now playing at the Jan Cinema in Grande Prairie.  What Food Inc did for food, Pink Ribbons, Inc does for the pink ribbon campaigns that raise millions of dollars in the name of breast cancer.  But where does that money go and what good does it do?

I had planned on bringing in Pink Ribbons, Inc as part of our GPLT Movie Series, but was thrilled to hear that Landmark Cinemas was bringing it to the Jan Cinema. We could have only given it one screening whereas playing at the Jan gives people a lot more opportunities to see it. And Toonie Tuesday is an unbeatable deal!

In his article, ‘Pink Ribbons’ exposes hypocrisy posted on Feb 3rd, Bruce Kirkland writes, “Pink Ribbons, Inc. is guaranteed to shock anyone who thinks that pink ribbon fund-raising is innocent – or even useful in either preventing or curing breast cancer.

Jay Stone of Postmedia News gave the film 4 stars out of 5 in his review and concludes that “it’s not a conspiracy, because that would be easy to expose.  It’s just business as usual.”

According to the Tomorrow Project, Alberta’s biggest-ever cancer study that is currently recruiting thousands of test subjects, 1 in 2 Albertans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and 1 in 4 will die from it.  Since half of us are female, and the biggest single risk factor for breast cancer is being a woman, this documentary addresses a subject that touches almost everyone in some way.  It’s powerful and definitely worth seeing!

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