Filme zum Feministischen Kampftag: Vessel

Wir zeigen im Rahmen der Vorbereitungen zur diesjährigen Demonstration zum Feministischen Kampftag am 11.03.2017 eine Reihe von feministischen Filmen. Den Auftakt begehen wir mit dem Film Vessel. Dieser widmet sich der Initiative »Woman on Waves«, die sichere Abtreibungen auf dem Meer durchführt.

Datum: 18. Januar 2017
Beginn: 19:30
Ort: Meuterei (Zollschuppenstraße 1, Leipzig)
Es gibt die Möglichkeit, nach dem Film noch in gemütlicher Runde zu diskutieren.
Der Eintritt ist frei.

About the movie:
Vessel begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea.  Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by the realities created by anti-abortion law around the world, felt compelled to challenge this.  Her method: to provide abortions on a ship in offshore waters.
Her project, Women on Waves, begins as flawed spectacle, a media frenzy, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockades.  But with each setback comes a more refined mission, until Rebecca has the revelation that she can use new technologies to bypass law – and train women to give themselves safe abortions using WHO-sanctioned protocols with pills.
We witness the creation of an underground network of emboldened, informed activists, working at the cutting edge of global reproductive rights, who trust women to handle abortion themselves. Vessel is Rebecca’s story: one of a woman who heard and answered a calling, and transformed a wildly improbable idea into a global movement.
Vessel premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival in 2014, winning the Audience Award for Documentary in Competition and a Special Jury Award for Political Courage. The film was released theatrically in New York, and went on to screen at over 230 festivals and community screenings worldwide. Additional awards include the inaugural Peter Wintonick Award from Sheffield DocFest, the Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award, the Moving Mountains Honorable Mention from Mountainfilm in Telluride, the Calgary Underground Audience Choice Honorable Mention, and the SIMA Lens to Action Jury Award.  Vessel is available on Netflix streaming in 30 countries, and across international video-on-demand platforms.

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