Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pink Ribbons, Inc. (Léa Pool, 2012)

Forgot to link to this last week as I was caught up in my Top 100. Pink Ribbons Inc., a repetitive Big Issue documentary, nevertheless does a service in challenging lazy, self-satisfied attitudes toward the disturbingly commercialized breast cancer movement and how moneyed interests have steadily taken over a good cause. Pool's interviews cover her bases in not criticizing the pink-clad people on the street who think they're making a difference even as analysts not so subtly suggest these people are deluded. What elevates the film is that, unlike most social issue documentaries, it doesn't preach to the choir, instead taking issue with a universally assumed good and reveals just how bad it can really be.

My full review is up now at Spectrum Culture.

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