VESSEL

By Diana WHITTEN

CINEPHIL - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2014

Vessel tells the story of Rebecca Gomperts, a young idealist doctor, who, after being horrified by the realities caused by anti-abortion laws around the world, felt compelled to challenge the issue and answer the calling by providing abortions onboard a ship in offshore waters.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Diana WHITTEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Diana WHITTEN, Mitchell BLOCK
    • Synopsis
    • Vessel tells the story of Rebecca Gomperts, a young idealist doctor, who, after being horrified by the realities caused by anti-abortion laws around the world, felt compelled to challenge the issue and answer the calling by providing abortions onboard a ship in offshore waters. She created Women on Waves, an underground global movement network of emboldened, informed activists. What began as a flawed spectacle, a media frenzy, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockade, soon after became a refined mission, followed by the revelation that new technologies can be used to bypass law, with women being trained to safely give themselves abortions, using WHO-sanctioned protocols with pills.
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