Pink Paddlers gave me an idea of what it was like to suffer from breast cancer. No it wasn’t an hour long documentary about the travails of chemotherapy. I shrink from that kind of documentary. Instead, it took me to many places, the dragon boat competition and a dance class. The one trip that was most memorable was when I went along to a shopping trip with one of the protagonists to buy a wig to hide her baldness caused by chemotherapy. As she tried out different ones it was alternately funny (she looked like Cleopatra), poignant and educational (where to get good wigs) all at the same time. The whole documentary is delicately balanced like that. Jasmine Ng its all too humble director did a great job. I recommend everyone watch it because it gives you an idea what your wife, sister, mother may have to go through.
Seriously do not miss it, this Sunday, Channel News Asia, Documentary of the Week, 7.30pm
Breast Cancer Foundation members and Jasmine , Director (in green) at the Premiere of Pink Paddlers