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Film Screening: Vessel

Fundraiser for the Halifax Sexual Health Centre

- 9:00pm
Friday March 6 2015

Venue: Carbon Arc Cinema (Basement of Museum of Natural History)
Address: 1747 Summer Street
Cost: $7 ($15 as fundraiser for Halifax Sexual Health Centre)
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, Halifax Sexual Health Centre is teaming up with Carbon Arc Cinema to bring you this incredible documentary about the fight for reproductive justice.

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts sails a ship around the world, providing abortions at sea for women with no legal alternative. Her idea begins as flawed spectacle, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockade. But with each roadblock comes a more refined mission, until Rebecca realizes she can use new technologies to bypass law – and train women to give themselves abortions using WHO-researched protocols with pills. 

From there we witness her create an underground network of emboldened, informed activists who trust women to handle abortion themselves. Vessel is Rebecca’s story: one of a woman who hears and answers a calling, and transforms a wildly improbable idea into a global movement.

Winner of the SXSW Film Festival’s audience award for documentary, as well as a special jury citation for “political courage,” Diana Whitten’s ‘Vessel’ offers a vivid profile of the abortion-rights group Women on Waves, as well as its irrepressible, fiery founder, Rebecca Gomperts. 

Tickets* are $7, or a special donation rate of $15, with proceeds directly supporting Halifax Sexual Health Centre.

We expect this screening to sell out, so reserve your tickets now!


Doors open 6:30pm

Film starts 7:00pm

Buy tickets securely online via the above link, using credit card or paypal. Carbon Arc operates a virtual ticketing system; upon purchase, your name will be added to the guest list.


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