Moved by the plight of desperate women in countries with restrictions on reproductive rights, Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts founded Women on Waves, which uses laws governing international waters to bring much-needed abortion and contraceptive services to those with no other recourse. Despite a quagmire of legal, religious, political, and logistical obstacles, Gomperts and her impassioned team persevere, coming up with creative work-arounds that enable them to educate and empower women around the world to take charge of their own bodies.
Date: Saturday, February 7, 3:00PM
Location: Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul
Please join us for a post screening conversation on the status of reproductive rights in our country. Panelists include: Vessel director Diana Whitten, Julie Kay, Andrea Miller, President of NARAL Pro Choice NY, Miriam Yeung, Executive Director, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and Dawn Porter, director of Trapped.
Diana Whitten has a decade of professional film/TV direction, production and design experience. She founded Sovereignty Productions in 2008, following a Fulbright Fellowship to Indonesia, and was the Director of Communications at Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program. Vessel, her first feature film, premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival and won the Audience Award in the Documentary Competition, as well as a Special Jury Award for Political Courage.