every woman has a breast story

she longs to share

 

The Film

Powerful, heartfelt, and inspiring, The Breast Archives is a film for women who long to be seen as they are: beautiful, sensually whole, and courageous within their exquisite vulnerability. Nine women from diverse backgrounds discuss their breasts openly and honestly, countering  society’s taboos and shame around breasts.  Reclaim the self-compassion that is your birthright as a woman, and join us as we turn this page together on a new chapter of body empowerment.

Be Brave.  Be Seen.  Embody Change.

"A powerful, daring and important film for all women to witness because it empowers us to honor our own bodies."

— Irene Sabytko, author and filmmaker

The Project

Do breasts contain an ancient wisdom? That’s the central question of The Breast Archives, a documentary that explores the complex relationship women have with their breasts, and the link between that relationship and an inner, feminine wisdom.

In a series of interviews designed to be gently provoking, nine women bare their breasts and discuss adolescent experiences of shame and sexuality, cultural traditions, the influence of media, and anxiety about breast cancer. Also explored is an awakening awareness within their breasts, after years of repressing fear-based emotions about their bodies. The upshot is an extraordinary and refreshing conversation, and a cinematic inquiry into what becomes possible by simply being seen, as memories, insights and revelations are shared.

As a record of women’s experiences through the lens of the breast, The Breast Archives project becomes a milieu for sharing breast stories, both good and bad, while also allowing women the freedom to reveal their breasts safely and with dignity.

“I can honestly say to you this may be the first time in my life my breasts and I are befriending each other,” says Sandy. “If I die in the next 44 hours, we did something really great. I am a whole woman as I sit here with you.”

"The Breast Archives is like a warm conversation between you and nine of your closest friends."

— Lena Wilson, the Valley Advocate