Every February 4 is celebrated as World Cancer Day. This warning is echoed by the world’s largest and oldest cancer organization, the International Cancer Control Union (UICC). The main goal is to reduce premature death and improve the quality of life of cancer sufferers. Of the total number of deaths, 70% came from countries with lower middle income. Each year the costs incurred by cancer reach 1.16 trillion dollars. The ferocity of this disease has inspired many filmmakers to lift it to the big screen.
– 50/50 (2011)
The film is based on a true story from the screenplay writer Will Reiser. Once upon a time, Adam was a writer for public radio in the city of Settle. One day he complained of pain in the back of his body. The doctor said he had rare spinal cancer. But this film not only depicts Adam’s struggle but also his friendship with Kyle. In addition, Adam also has a girlfriend and also a mother who is very concerned about her condition. 50/50 does not always give a sad picture. In fact, sometimes some scenarios are funny. You can watch how sad and funny this movie is on https://www.hulu.com/movie/5050-8bbdc2a6-c308-4319-afb8-0b010f76db54
– My Sister’s Keeper (2009)
Maybe this is one film that is very uncomfortable to watch because it presents the ugly truth. The film is adapted from the best-selling novel by Jodi Picault. Many of the novels themselves have been translated into Indonesian. The story is about a couple who has a daughter who was diagnosed with cancer. They then gave birth to the next child as a “reserve”. The younger sister then sued her own family in court for not wanting to be a backup anymore. My Sister’s Keeper illustrates bitterly how parents find it difficult to share love equally evenly if the child is seriously ill.