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Women Take The Reel Film Festival Screening: "No Más Bébes" ("No More Babies")

  • Boston College, McGuinn Auditorium 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467 United States (map)

"No Más Bébes" ("No More Babies") 

Directed by Renee Tajima-Peña 

No Más Bébes is a documentary that tells the story of Mexican immigrant mothers who sued doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s. Led by an intrepid, 26-year-old Chicana lawyer and armed with hospital records secretly gathered by a whistle-blowing young doctor, the mothers faced public exposure and stood up to powerful institutions in the name of justice. 

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Women’s Studies & Gender Studies Program at Boston College