Reproductive Justice free film screening & discussion!

Starts: Tuesday, July 24th 2012 at 7:30 pm
Ends: Tuesday, July 24th 2012 at 9:30 pm

The Reproductive Justice League invites you to come, watch movies, and discuss! Comes with popcorn! This event is part 1 of the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy’s 4-part Summer Night Film Screening series.

All screenings take place at 1500 de Maisonneuve West #404.

Tuesday July 24th 7:30pm:

The Abortion Diaries, Penny Lane, 2005, 30 min. A documentary featuring 12 women who speak candidly about their experiences with abortion. The women are doctors, subway workers, artists, activists, military personnel, teachers and students; they are Black, Latina, Jewish and White; they are mothers or child-free; they range in age from 19 to 54. Their stories weave together with the filmmaker’s diary entries to present a compelling, moving and at times surprisingly funny “dinner party” where the audience is invited to hear what women say behind closed doors about motherhood, medical technology, sex, spirituality, love, work and their own bodies. Winner of the Audience Award at the New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, the Choice USA “Spirit of Communication” Award, and the Best Documentary (Student) at the Carolina Film/Video Festival.

Listen Up! New Voices for Reproductive Justice, N’Dieye Gray Danavall, 2004, 60 min. This documentary takes a socially conscious look inside the 153-year-old Woman’s Movement. Atlanta based filmmaker, Danavall travels to Washington, D.C. to follow several feminists groups as they work to organize and prepare for the groundbreaking 2004 March for Women’s Lives. Intense with desire, “Listen Up!” punches away at the over-insinuated identity of the Woman’s Movement by giving ear to the voices of women of color who have been in the trenches all along. Danavall works to put a new face on the movement as female activists express their struggles, frustrations and hopes for its future. Includes interviews with many feminist leaders and activists including Loretta Ross, founder and National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, composed of 70 women of color organizations across the U.S. Ross will be guest-speaking at Concordia University on September 27th.

For more info, contact reproductivejustice@genderadvocacy.org.