Dr. Rebecca Gomperts was horrified by the extent to which anti-abortion laws restricted the freedom of women around the world to make decisions about their own bodies. Thus she hired a Dutch registered ship and started sailing around the world, providing abortions in international waters. In 1999 she founded the organization Women on Waves, which is dedicated to providing abortions and contraception to women who live in countries where terminating pregnancy is illegal or restricted. VESSEL is the story of how this remarkable woman refuses to let religious, state and military intervention interfere with her mission.
Meet participant Rebecca Gomperts at the screenings September 27, 28. and 29.
Diana Whitten (USA) VESSEL is her first feature documentary