Saturday, May 16, 2pm Join us at Revolution Books
for a screening and discussion of the inspiring film:
The Vessel: Past Law,
The 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.
We witness the creation of an underground network of emboldened, informed activists, working at the cutting edge of global reproductive rights, who trust women to handle abortion themselves. Vessel is Rebecca's story: one of a woman who heard and answered a calling, and transformed a wildly improbable idea into a global movement.
The Vessel has been selected for screenings at film festivals in several countries and won the Special Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival. Despite that, it has gotten scant distribution in this country and has been screened only rarely, a victim of the suppression of positive portrayals of abortion. But with abortion rights under attack here and around the world, this story deserves a much wider audience. Please join us to share the inspiration of this life-transforming journey!
A donation of $10 will be asked at the door to support the film and Revolution Books. No one will be turned away!
Bring your gently used books to Revolution Books!
Do you have good used books? Bring them to Revolution Books and we will get them back in circulation in the hands of people who yearn for a different future. Right now, your used books will contribute to making our table at the Printer's Row Lit Fest this June a success and help keep this revolutionary bookstore going. Thanks!