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Chelsea Islan to star in film inspired by breast cancer survivors

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, September 2, 2016  /  08:51 pm
Chelsea Islan to star in film inspired by breast cancer survivors

Cast members of "Pinky Promise" (from left to right) Agni Pratistha, Derby, Chelsea Islan and Dhea Seto pose for a photo. The movie will be released on Oct. 13. (Lovepink/File)

A film inspired by breast cancer survivors is set to be launched on Oct. 13 as part of world Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Titled Pinky Promise, the movie follows a friendship between four women of different ages that is later affected by breast cancer. In addition to actress Chelsea Islan and beauty queen Agni Pratistha, the cast also features Alexandra Gottardo, Dea Ananda, Dhea Seto, Ringgo Agus Rahman, Derby and Ira Maya.

In addition to local cinemas, the film will be screened at special events as well as roadshows across the country. 

(Read also: Breast cancer survivors, warriors spread love to all)

“It's more than just a movie as it aims to educate people [about breast cancer],” said Chelsea Islan in Jakarta, adding that she hoped to raise breast cancer awareness by joining the film. “People can learn about breast cancer and how important early breast cancer detection is from this film, especially those who are in their 20s.”

Directed by Guntur Soeharjanto, Pinky Promise is produced by MP Pro, which also supports Lovepink, a community of breast cancer warriors and survivors. Forty percent of the film’s profits will reportedly be donated to the community. (kes)

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