The Network of the National Library of Medicine NNLM will partner with Paula Mozen, Director of Life Interrupted a documentary film featuring empowering stories of breast cancer survivors told from the survivors perspective to offer a series of virtual film screenings and panel discussions that increase awareness and understanding of the broad impact of breast cancer on communities who are underrepresented in biomedical research UBR, connect precision medicine and medical research with finding cures and treatments of breast cancer, and provide awareness of National Library of Medicine NLM Resources and of the National Institutes of Health NIH Research Program 71. NNLM will work with the Consortium to identify interested partners in five 5 target markets to collaboratively plan and co-host a series of virtual screenings of the film Life Interrupted and panel discussion featuring Mozen, female oncologists who specialize in breast cancer, and breast cancer survivors who are representative of populations who have been historically underrepresented in medical research. Panelists will share their experiences and knowledge on diagnosing and treating breast cancer; being diagnosed, treated, and living with breast cancer; and advocating for advances in precision medicine and in the increase in the diversity of medical research through programs like to advance treatments and cures for breast cancer. Two 2 pilot screenings and five 5 film screenings and discussions will be scheduled between December 2020 and April 2021. Each film screening will be customized to a specific target market and UBR population but will be available for viewing and participation nation-wide. NNLM will implement an interactive planning and assessment model to get feedback from audience members and partners to inform the development and improvement for each event in the series.

Project Details

Organization Name

Center for Independent Documentary

Organization Type
Project Lead

Mira Simon

Start Date
December 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
General Public
Public Health Professional
Blacks/African Americans