A Quiet Inquisition
a film by Holen Kahn and Alessandra Zeka (66 minutes).
Introduction by Tali Ziv, Anthropology, Penn.
“At a public hospital in Managua, Nicaragua, an OBGYN Doctor struggles with her conscience as she contends with the harrowing implications of a new law that prevents the termination of any pregnancy, even when a woman’s life is at stake. As the Doctor and her colleagues navigate the fears of prosecution and whether to use medical protocols that enable them to save lives, the drama of the deadly impact of this law emerges. We travel the story with the charming and compassionate doctor who becomes a hero in unlikely circumstances.”
Free with Penn Museum Admission.
This is a co-sponsored film screening at the Penn Museum in collaboration with the Penn Humanities Forum on Sex and Penn Museum Culture Films.
Sunday, 8 November 2015 – 2:00pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South StreetLearn more here.