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Vessel (2015)

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ABOUT 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.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$800,000
Domestic Releases: January 9th, 2015 (Limited) by Sovereignty Productions
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: On a Boat, Abortion, Womens Rights, Medical and Hospitals, Doctors, Political, Agitprop
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Sovereignty Productions, Fork Films, Impact Partners, Chicken and Egg Pictures
Production Countries: Ecuador,
United Republic of Tanzania,
United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Rebecca Gomperts    Herself


Kinga Jelinska    Herself
Cecilia Costa    Herself
Gunilla Kleiverda    Herself
Myra Ter Meulen    Herself
Juul Brockling    Himself
Lizet Kraal    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

Diana Whitten    Producer
Mitchell Block    Producer
Elissa Brown    Co-Producer
Emily Hubley    Animation
Emilie Hsin Pei Liu    Animation
T. Griffin    Composer
Heather McIntosh    Composer
Simeon Hutner    Editor
Dan Cogan    Executive Producer
Geralyn Dreyfous    Executive Producer
Abigail Disney    Executive Producer
Jenny Raskin    Co-Executive Producer
Diana Whitten    Director of Photography-Filmed By

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