Vessel: Past Land, Past Law, Past Permission

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
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7:00 PM, Friday, October 16, 2015
Location: Kirkland, WA (click for map)

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.

Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 90 min

Director: Diana Whitten

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