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In the Family

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PBS Premiere: October 1, 2008


How much would you sacrifice to survive? When Chicago filmmaker Joanna Rudnick tested positive for the "breast cancer gene" at age 27, she knew the information could save her life. And she knew she was not only confronting mortality at an early age, but also was going to have to make heart-wrenching decisions about the life that lay ahead of her. Should she take the irreversible preventive step of having her breasts and ovaries removed or risk developing cancer? What would happen to her romantic life, her hopes for a family? In the Family documents Rudnick's efforts to reach out to other women while facing her deepest fears. A co-production of Joanna Rudnick, Kartemquin Films and Independent Television Service (ITVS).

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Film Information

In the Family (90 min.)

Premiere Date: October 1, 2008

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmaker: Joanna Rudnick Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Fact Sheet | Press Release


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