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MUST SEE: A documentary about women and their breasts on Sunday

  • Marisa Harris, also known as Mother Turtle, was interviewed for “The Breast Archives.” Contributed photo

Published: 9/13/2017 9:34:20 AM

For the past four years, documentary filmmaker Meagan Murphy and her team have worked to create “The Breast Archives,” a documentary about women and their breasts.

The Breast Archives features nine diverse women, eight of whom boldly expose their breasts to the camera. In a series of interviews, they explore, critique and celebrate the complex role of the breasts in body image, health and social identity.

A panel discussion and Question and Answer session with director Meagan Murphy and several of the film’s participants will follow the screening on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Tickets are currently on saley at the Academy of Music Theatre Box Office or at: Tickets are $20 general and $15 students.

Director Meagan Murphy said she is confident that both the local community and a wider audience will appreciate andsupport the film and its aim of engaging all people in a liberating, compassionate and expanded relationship with breasts. The honesty and generosity of the nine women in the film empowers all women to resist and rise above the media’s demands that femininity be conformist and that their breasts be perfectly formed,exclusively sexual, or solely nurturing.

The film creates an opportunity to empower, engage and enlighten a new generation with openness, courage and authenticity in terms of what it means to be a woman, both individually and collectively.

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