Reproductive Rights Film Festival
Saturday, November 9, 2019
11 am–7 pm
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
In response to recent legislation, this two-day festival presents feature films that investigate and explore the various facets of the fight for reproductive rights. Award-winning filmmakers come together to present their works, along with talkbacks and introductions.
- 11 am: Trapped (Dawn Porter, 2016, 81 min.) reveals the work of abortion clinic workers and lawyers after hundreds of regulations known as “TRAP” (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) laws were passed, restricting access to abortions in certain U.S. states.
- 1 pm: Abortion: Stories Women Tell (Tracy Droz Tragos, 2016, 93 min.) reroutes the abortion debate away from the political realm and toward the perspectives of women, through a range of conversations with women and patients in Missouri.
- 2:45 pm: Conversation Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health, joins filmmakers Tracy Droz Tragos, Alessandra Zeka, and Diana Whitten for a conversation moderated by Dahlia Lithwick, journalist and senior editor at Slate.
- 4 pm: A Quiet Inquisition (Alessandra Zeka and Holen Sabrina Kahn, 2014, 65 min.) focuses on Nicaraguan public hospital OBGYN Dr. Carla Cerrato, who must choose between following a new law that bans all abortions (after Nicaragua’s 130 years of abortion protection), or providing care she knows can save lives. Artist Viva Ruiz shares her practice and introduces the film.
- 5:10 pm: Vessel (Diana Whitten, 2014, 90 min.) follows the work of Women on Waves. Housed on a ship, the Dutch pro-choice organization travels around the world to provide safe abortions at sea for women who have no legal alternative—and trains women to give themselves safe abortions.
Tickets are $16 and include Museum general admission (purchase tickets for Pierre Cardin separately). Member tickets are free. Not a Member? Join today!
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