DOCUMENTARY - IN DEVELOPMENT (Brazil/Portugal)
Project selected as part of the Arché project development lab at the Porto/Post/Doc festival in November 2021. In collaboration with DocLisboa, the festival presented the 5th edition of the Arché Development Lab. Four participants have been selected with projects at different stages of production. Directors and producers have the opportunity to work with a tutor to deepen the themes and reflect on the strategies to be implemented in the film. The programme also includes a pitching session for film professionals attending the festival.
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After diagnosing breast cancer, Marina researches the natural disasters that occurred in the Azores. Elena receives her letters while reshaping ceramic bodies, after removing her right breast.

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In 2018, there were an estimated 2.1 million new diagnoses and 627,000 deaths from breast cancer worldwide. The biggest pandemic of the century could aggravate this picture even more, due to the reduction of routine exams and the postponement of surgeries.
An independent study by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) points out that by 2030 cancer could be responsible for the death of one million people a year. “One of the most worrying aspects is the fact that the mortality rate in Latin America (42% in Brazil and 61% in Bolivia) is practically double that of developed countries (global average of 23%) due to the lack of access to adequate treatments and early diagnosis. According to the Latin American Union Against Women's Cancer (União Latino-americana Contra o Câncer da Mulher - ULACCAM), in Latin America, a woman dies every three minutes from breast cancer and diagnosis is up to five times later than in more developed countries. Among Latin American women, the most common type of cancer is breast cancer.  
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