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Our Bodies Our Doctors

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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The Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies presents

Our Bodies Our Doctors

Featuring a Q&A with the Director

April 10, 5 – 7 PM | McCormick Screening Room

1070 Humanities Gateway

Directed by Jan Haaken, 2018, 78 minutes

The documentary tells the rarely-discussed story of what it means to be an abortion provider today: confronting threats of violence and facing intensified political threats and efforts to criminalize abortion. Religious control over health care is expanding, including in many pro-choice states. The abortion debate continues to be defined by gruesome images of the anti-abortion movement. In contrast, this film provides a crucial, hopeful point of view: an intimate glimpse into the work lives of these courageous providers and why they fight for reproductive justice.



Jan Haaken is professor emeritus of psychology at Portland State University, a clinical and community psychologist, and documentary filmmaker. Her documentaries focus on stressful jobs carried out in liminal spaces–work that has become the focus of public anxieties and controversy. She has directed six feature films, including Diamonds, Guns, and RiceQueens of Heart: Community therapists in DragMind Zone: Therapists Behind the Front LinesMilk Men: The Life and Times of Dairy FarmersOur Bodies Our Doctors – as well as her current film in post-production, Necessity: Oil, Wafer and Climate Resistance.

For more info, go to ourbodiesourdoctors.com  

For information on the screening at UC Irvine, call 949-824-2376


Co-sponsored by The Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, Literary Journalism, The Center for Medical Humanities, and Professor Dave Holmes, RN (Canada), PhD, Associate Dean, School of Nursing



Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm