After Tiller

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Oct 4, 2013 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Oct 5, 2013 12:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Oct 5, 2013 4:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Oct 5, 2013 9:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Oct 6, 2013 12:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Oct 6, 2013 4:30 PM
Sunday Salon
Special Guest: Adam Nayman, The Grid, Cinema Scope
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Oct 6, 2013 9:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Oct 7, 2013 6:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Oct 8, 2013 9:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Oct 9, 2013 2:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Oct 9, 2013 7:15 PM
Film Info
Runtime:85 minutes
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Martha Shane
Lana Wilson
Country Listing:USA
Copyright:2013
Rating:PG
Cinema Extra
Distributed by:KinoSmith Inc.

Description

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2013

"Excellent, eye-opening." – NOW Magazine

Following the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller, a physician in the spotlight of the controversy surrounding third-trimester abortions in the US, only four doctors remain willing to perform the procedure. Despite death threats and fears for the safety of their families, doctors Warren Hern, Shelley Sella, Susan Robinson and LeRoy Carhart continue Dr. Tiller’s legacy, driven mainly by their compassion for the desperate women who seek them out. Under the 1973 court ruling in Roe vs. Wade, late-term abortions are only allowed when the life or mental health of the mother is at stake. They remain controversial because at 24 weeks, humans are potentially able to survive outside the womb. After Tiller profiles the doctors who work at the centre of one of the most radicalized and heated debates in the US. It exposes their moments of struggle and self-doubt amidst the immense pressure that accompanies their daily work.

Also screening with Sunday Salons: A thought provoking documentary, a glass of wine, and a stimulating conversation with fellow film lovers every Sunday in October.

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