Vessel - Q&A with director Diana Whitten and Rebecca Gomperts

Voertaal: Engels

When & where?

woensdag 25 maart 2015 - 19:00
Zaal 1, Filmhuis Den Haag

Q&A with director Diana Whitten and co-founder of Women on Waves Rebecca Gomperts. Moderator is Leontine Bijleveld.

Diana Whitten (director/producer) has a decade of professional film/TV  direction, production and design experience. She founded Sovereignty  Productions in 2008, following a Fulbright Fellowship to Indonesia, and was  the Director of Communications at Ford Foundation International  Fellowships Program. Vessel, her first feature film, premiered at South by  Southwest Film Festival and won the Audience Award in the Documentary  Competition, as well as a Special Jury Award for Political Courage. Awards  include the inaugural Peter Wintonick Award from Sheffield DocFest, an  Honorable mention for the Moving Mountains Award at Mountainfilm in  Telluride, and the Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award.

Rebecca Gomperts, founder and director of Women on Waves, studied  medicine and visual arts in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After graduating  Gomperts became an abortion doctor and sailed with the Greenpeace ship,  Rainbow Warrior, as its doctor and as an environmental activist. While sailing in South America she encountered many women who suffered  greatly due to lack of access to reproductive health services and safe, legal  abortions. These women and their stories inspired Rebecca Gomperts to  start Women on Waves. Rebecca has also written a novel Zeedrift and published articles and essays.