The Singing Abortionist

The Singing Abortionist

Friday, November 6th, 2015 at 1:30 PM
West Coast Premiere

NOTE: all screenings at this venue are 19+.

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Sponsored by:
Terry McComas

With special guest, director Dara Bratt
Born in Poland, Henry Morgentaler survived the Lodz ghetto, Auschwitz and Dachau only to receive death threats decades after the Shoah. After becoming a doctor in Canada, he repeatedly defied Canadian law and established abortion clinics across the country. Award-winning director Dara Bratt spent years documenting the late doctor, who passed away in 2013, capturing his public persona and his life behind closed doors. We get to know Morgentaler as a professional and intellectual, concentration camp survivor and Canadian citizen, champion of a woman’s right to choose and womanizer. While performing thousands of abortions and convincing Canada’s Supreme Court to legalize the practice, Morgentaler often neglected those closest to home. “If you dedicate your life to a cause, there’s a cost,” reflects his eldest son. The Singing Abortionist is a probing portrait of a man whose story, in all of its guises, deserves to be told.

Community Sponsor:
VQFF

  • Please note that as a registered non-profit society, anyone over 18 attending one of our screenings is required to be a member of our society for us to retain our non-profit status.
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Event Details


Film Info

Year 2015
Country Canada
Director Dara Bratt
Cast
Runtime 63 min
Language English
Genre ,