Dir. Diana Whitten | Documentary | netherlands / U.s.a. | 2014 | 90 min.
SATURDAY, March 21, 2:00 p.m. Chilmark School
Discussion to follow with director Diana Whitten; moderated by Dawn Porter
“A powerful, knock-your-socks-off documentary that will strike fear in your hearts and remind you to get out and fight for what’s right!” — Michael Lavine, Bust Magazine
Enraged by anti-abortion laws enforced in multiple countries, Dr. Rebecca Gomperts decided to take action. She created Women on Waves, an organization which sails a ship bringing knowledge, medicine, and help to women who have no other legal options to end unwanted pregnancies. She and her determined network of empowered women confront governmental, religious, and military blockades as they bring support and the power of choice to women around the world. This award-winning and inspiring documentary follows one woman’s vision as it turns into a global movement.
Filmmaker, attorney, and MVFF board member Dawn Porter will moderate the post-screening discussion. She directed the HBO documentary Gideon's Army and is currently working on Trapped, a documentary about abortion rights in the United States.
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