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Estée Lauder's breast cancer awareness film is a tear-jerker

Watch the trailer for 'Hear Our Stories. Share Yours', in which breast cancer survivors open up about their struggles with their loved ones

By Andrea Tim | Published: 3 Oct 2014

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Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

We're only too familiar with how breast cancer affects lives negatively, but what we seldom see is how families and loved ones support each other through fighting the disease.

Filmmaker Jonathan Yi shot a documentary film, Hear Our Stories. Share Yours as part of Estée Lauder's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. A number of breast cancer survivors are filmed speaking with their loved ones about their experience.

Elizabeth Hurley (pictured above, flanked by the women from the film) hosted the screening of the film at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on 1 October. The actress told ELLE.com, "There is a traumatic thing going on, things change in families and relationships and how could they not? A life-threatening disease right in their midst scares people."

Elizabeth, who has been active with the BCA campaign for many years, lost her grandmother to breast cancer.

"We didn't talk to my grandmother about her breast cancer at all; she didn't talk to anyone about it," she said. "She was scared and she didn't understand it. It would have been totally different if she had."

The campaign also calls out to other people whose lives have been affected by breast cancer to share their stories. As proven by the documentary, opening up is vital when it comes to coping with breast cancer, be it the patient or their family and friends.

The following video is only the trailer, and it is already heart-wrenching. There's no way you'll not feel at least a twinge of emotion as the film's subjects themselves tear up and confess what was previously unsaid.

Related: Kate Moss and Stella McCartney team up for Breast Cancer Awareness
Related: Selberan goes pink for a cause


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