The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients. Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have created a moving and unique exploration of one of the most incendiary topics of our time, and they've done so in an informative, thought-provoking, and compassionate way.
Martha Shane (co-director/co-producer) is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. From 2006 to 2008, she co-directed, produced and co-edited the feature documentary Bi the Way, which had its premiere at the SXSW film festival in 2008 and debuted on MTV's LOGO channel in summer 2009. Subsequently, Shane worked as a freelance editor, producer and cinematographer for projects ranging from a short documentary about a community health center in post-Katrina New Orleans to an experimental film about the Japanese writer Osamu Dazai.
Lana Wilson (co-director/co-producer) is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. After Tiller is her feature documentary debut. Wilson was previously the Film and Dance Curator for Performa, the New York biennial of new visual art performance, where she curated and produced performances by Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin, French choreographer Boris Charmatz, and many others. She has also organized several film retrospectives, including Not Funny: Stand-Up Comedy and Visual Art, The Polyexpressive Symphony: Futurism on Film, and Dance After Choreography. Wilson has presented these film programs at CPH PIX (Copenhagen), the Jerusalem International Film Festival, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna), Anthology Film Archives, and outdoors on the High Line park (New York). She also curated the film series Performance Now for Wesleyan University, co-curated and produced the omnibus film Futurist Life Redux (Microcinema, 2009), and edited the book Performa 09: Back to Futurism (2011).
"Whether one is pro-life, pro-choice or without an opinion on the issue, After Tiller provides personal insight into a heart-wrenching, complex reality. The film does not pretend to be an answer to the abortion controversy but rather a presentation of the people who are demonized, correctly or incorrectly, for their actions." THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Debuting helmers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson manage a rare feat in After Tiller, making a calm, humanist documentary about a hot-button topicWell contextualized and sensitively shot with extraordinary access, the pic reflects the personal, moral and ethical struggles of the doctors as well as their patients, and deserves the widest possible audience." VARIETY
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