“After Tiller” is a documentary, which focuses on four physicians (in the nation) who openly perform third-trimester abortions despite all the death threats they receive and death of their mentor, Dr. George Tiller, who was killed back in 2009 by an anti-abortion activist, Scott Roeder.
Judging from the trailer, it seems like a powerful documentary. It also won awards at Sundance Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival and many more. Check out the trailer below and synopsis after the jump:
“Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, only four known doctors in the United States continue to perform third-trimester abortions. These physicians, all colleagues of Dr. Tiller, sacrifice their safety and personal lives in the name of their fierce, unwavering conviction to help women. But for some in the pro-life movement, these doctors are “murderers” who must be stopped.
Offering audiences an unprecedented perspective, After Tiller is an intimate look into each of the four physicians’ private and professional struggles. Wrenching moments in the clinics, when they gently counsel distraught patients facing grievous losses, force us to step into the shoes of both practitioner and patient and confront the full complexity of each decision. Decades after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, the issue remains one of the most volatile in our public sphere. After Tiller sensitively and artfully extricates the controversy from the ideological realm and humanizes those who have been demonized. –Caroline Libresco, Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival.”
“After Tiller,” which is co-produced and co-directed by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson, hits theaters this fall.
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