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Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston to direct short films about breast cancer

03/29/2011 by Corinne Heller

Actresses Demi Moore and Jennifer Aniston, singer Alicia Keys and Patty Jenkins, director of the movie "Monster," are set to help direct a series of five short films about breast cancer, called "Project Five," for the Lifetime cable network.

"'Project Five' will use humor and drama to focus on the effect that breast cancer and its diagnosis have on relationships and the way women perceive themselves, while searching for strength, comfort, medical breakthroughs and, ultimately, a cure," the network, whose programs are mostly geared toward women, said in a statement.

A fifth director is set to be named in the next few weeks.

"Our hope with 'Project Five' is to entertain, inform and inspire dialogue, research and prevention," Aniston said. "Otherwise, our goals are small. We want these films to move people and empower those affected by breast cancer to stand tall through this challenge, which impacts ALL of our lives, no matter who we are."

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