The international Look Into My Eyes. My Story of Battling Cancer exhibition opens April 13 at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.
45 women - 45 stories. Many of them have defeated the disease, some still struggle with cancer. Each life changed after the diagnosis and had to adjust, but in spite of everything, a woman remains a woman.
The goal of the project is to draw the public's attention to the problems of oncology and the opportunity to show that every woman is beautiful regardless of the diagnosis.
A team of professional make-up artists, stylists, photographers, psychologists, DOPs, volunteers made it possible for the protagonists of the charity project to believe in themselves and make their dreams come true.
The women were actively involved in the creative process of filming during the course of two shooting days. By participating in the project, the young women could feel special, beautiful and happy during a difficult period in their life.
The result of this work is a photo exhibition Look Into My Eyes. My Story of Battling Cancer. Having experienced a complete make-over, every participant can confidently say: "Everything will be fine!"
The stories of the project participants are meant to motivate all of us to take care of our health, have checkups on time and, despite the diagnosis, to enjoy life.
The exhibition will premiere in Moscow, and will then tour the Russian regions and cities around the world.
The My Way feature film by Mikhail Komlev, journalist, producer, president of the Social Cinema Foundation will be the finale of the project. The film shooting will take place in different countries around the world in 2018-2019. The film is based on real life. It is about people defeating cancer and battling this disease. It is a film about faith, hope and that you can never give up.
• Mikhail Komlev - journalist, director, producer, president of the Social Cinema Foundation
• Alena Kuzmenko, Yulia Samartseva - UNITY public movement, which provides psychological, emotional and informational support to cancer patients and their relatives
• Alexandra Gavrilova - journalist, presenter, assistant to the State Duma deputy N.S. Valuev
• Olga Illarionova - journalist, moderator, owner of an event agency
• Alice Prentseva - photographer
The exhibition opens on April 13 at 19:00. Visits are free until May 14.