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After Tiller

Apr 20, 2016 06:30PM
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Film screening and discussion with Marth Shane, co-director, "After Tiller"
Sponsor: 

The Women's Center and WWS Gender Policy Network

"After Tiller" is an Emmy-winning 2013 documentary film directed by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson that follows the only four remaining doctors in the United States who openly perform late-term abortions. "After Tiller" paints a complex, compassionate portrait of the physicians—Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Susan Robinson and Dr. Shelley Sella—who have become the new number-one targets of the anti-abortion movement, yet continue to risk their lives every day to do work that many believe is murder, but which they believe is profoundly important for their patients’ lives.

Martha Shane is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. Her directorial debut was "After Tiller" which won the 2015 News and Documentary Emmy Award for Best Documentary. She previously co-directed, produced and co-edited the feature documentary "Bi the Way," which premiered at SXSW film festival in 2008.

This program covers a controversial and emotional topic. Our goal is to hold a respectful, safe dialogue about the documentary where all opinions are respected even when disagreements occur.

Dinner will be provided.

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