Life Interrupted


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Welcome to the NNLM & Black Women's Health Imperative screening of LIFE INTERRUPTED. Here is how to participate in an exciting discussion about the film, breast cancer, and the impact it has on all of us:

Watch the Film

Order your free ticket above to watch the 64-minute film.

Join us for the Virtual Panel Discussion

Tuesday, March 9th

4 pm ET / 1 pm PT

Event information will be included with your free film ticket.

Ask Our Panelists a Question

We welcome audience feedback and questions to panelists prior to the virtual discussion on March 9th. Video, audio, and text submission will be accepted via email at

Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012345 with the University of North Texas Health Science Center - Gibson D. Lewis Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.

Live Q&A Panel Discussion

On March 9th, 4pm EST / 1pm PST, Shana Davis, Senior Program Director of the Black Women's Health Imperative will moderate a live Q&A panel discussion that you will not want to miss! She will be joined by:

Life Interrupted film Director, Paula Mozen

Jasmine Souers, co-founder of the nonprofit organization For the Breast of Us

KiTani Lemieux, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in the Division of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Xavier University

Access webinar on March 9, 4 pm EST / 1pm PST at:

“I am sorry, but you have breast cancer.” 

In the United States, one in eight women will hear these shattering words in her lifetime.

LIFE INTERRUPTED, a film of great intimacy, features empowering stories of breast cancer survivors told through unflinching graphic imagery from the survivor’s perspective. These women are confronting a life-altering diagnosis, and respond to their disease process and the rebuilding of their lives with honesty, dignity, humor and grace. Each woman sheds light on the emotional and physical roadblocks they overcame and what we can learn today from their persistence.

LIFE INTERRUPTED is distinguished for its diversity and inclusiveness, representing survivors of widely diverging ages from 27 to 68; ethnicities including, African American, Native American, and Jewish American with a wide range of socio-economic and geographic backgrounds.

Film Festival Awards

Best Documentary Feature FLIC Film Festival, Montana (2020),

Best in Show Docs Without Borders Film Festival, Delaware (2019)

Best in Show WRPN Women’s International Film Festival, Delaware (2019),

Best Documentary Feature Long Beach Indie International Film Festival (2018)

  • Year
  • Runtime
    64 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Paula Mozen
  • Producer
    Paula Mozen
  • Cast
    Debi Wood, Pat Bear, Paula Mozen
  • Cinematographer
    Ilya Simakov/Pennsylvania, Karl Swingle/Montana, Erin Palmquist/California
  • Editor
    Kristin Wimberg/Paula Mozen
  • Animator
    Alex New
  • Composer
    Patrick de Caumette
  • Sound Design
    Jereco Studios