Doc Watchers Present: Vessel

Doc Watchers Presents: Vessel

Curated by Hellura Lyle

Diana Whitten, 2015, 88 min.

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.

Q&A with director Diana Whitten & reception to follow screening.