The Midwest Access Project (MAP) presents opening night of After Tiller
The Midwest Access Project (MAP) presents opening night of After Tiller, an award-winning documentary on the controversial subject of third-trimester abortions and the four remaining providers who continued their practice in the wake of Dr. George Tiller’s 2009 assassination.
The Midwest Access Project (MAP) is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare through the education and training of healthcare providers and the public.
Tickets to Friday’s 7pm showing include access to a post-screening panel discussion hosted by MAP on the issue of providers in abortion care.
To learn more about The Midwest Access Project please visit http://midwestaccessproject.org/
Tickets to this special screening are $10 and include the discussion.
directed by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson in English
After Tiller intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients.
Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there are only four American doctors left who openly provide third-trimester abortions. After Tiller paints a complex, compassionate portrait of these physicians—Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Susan Robinson and Dr. Shelley Sella—who have become the new number-one targets of the anti-abortion movement, yet continue to risk their lives every day to do work that many believe is murder, but which they believe is profoundly important for their patients’ lives. The film weaves together revealing, in-depth interviews with the doctors with intimate vérité scenes from their lives and inside their clinics, where they counsel and care for their anxious, vulnerable patients at an important crossroads in their lives. By sharing the moving stories of several of these patients, After Tiller illuminates the experiences of women who seek late abortions and the reasons why they do so.
Intimate and heartfelt… Brings an emotional clarity to an issue in which every nuanced turn of phrase has been made politically complicated.
—Los Angeles Times