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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | 71 MIN | 2011

THE EDUCATION OF DEE DEE RICKS

Dee Dee Ricks was living her dream—she had a successful business, two beautiful kids, and a whirlwind social life. Then, at age 39, breast cancer changed her world. Director Perri Peltz candidly tracks the emotional rebirth of a survivor determined to help make life easier for less fortunate cancer patients even as she undergoes her own grueling treatment.

After the Movie: Join Dee Dee Ricks, producer Lisa Cohen, president and founder of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention Harold P. Freeman M.D., and other public health advocates as they discuss the critical issue of breast cancer treatment for the poor and uninsured. Moderated by the film's director, Perri Peltz.

Film Information
Year: 2011
Length: 71 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Perri Peltz
Producer: Perri Peltz, Lisa Cohen
Editor: Geeta Gandbhir, Arielle Amsalam
Executive Producer: Jane Rosenthal, Sheila Nevins
Supervising Producer: Sarah Bernstein
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About the Director(s)
PERRI PELTZ is a journalist and public health advocate. She hosts Dr. Radio Reports, a weekly public health show for Sirius-XM. During her television career, Perri worked at NBC News, ABC News, and CNN, in large part focusing on issues related to poverty and health. While at CNN, she reported on a chess team from a public school in the South Bronx that became national chess champions. Inspired by their story, Perri produced the feature film The Knights of the South Bronx based on their accomplishment. Peltz is currently a doctoral candidate at Columbia University.

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