1 a Minute

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Released 2010

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Director:
Namrata Singh Gujral
Released:
2010
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1 a Minute is a narrative documentary discussing the plight of women around the world struggling with cancer. Directed by actress and cancer survivor Namrata Sing Guiral, the film features a bevy of celebrities that have themselves been diagnosed with cancer. Guest speakers include Olivia Newton-John, Jaclyn Smith, Melissa Etheridge, Barbara Mori, Lisa Ray, Diahann Carroll, William Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, Jasmine Singh Cooper, Priya Dutt, and Mumtaz. Featuring interviews with Western oncologists and Eastern medicine practitioners, the film discusses the difficulties in fighting the disease despite medical advances around the world. The format of the film follows the recreation of a cancer survivor from the discovery of the disease through the battle in fighting it. The celebrity interviews are interspersed throughout the story, which is closely modeled after the director's own struggle. Released in 2010, 1 a Minute received funding from various NGO's and the Susan G. Komen Foundation and was released on 532 theaters nationwide, making it the largest release for a docudrama concerning cancer.

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