Vessel

Directed by Diana Whitten

Year: 2014
Running Time: 97
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Documentary
Shop Home Video Educational Use

Vessel

Crew
Directed by Diana Whitten


Dr. Rebecca Gomperts sails a ship around the world, providing abortions at sea for women with no legal alternative. Her idea begins as flawed spectacle, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockade. But with each roadblock comes a more refined mission, until Rebecca realizes she can use new technologies to bypass law - and train women to give themselves abortions using WHO-researched protocols with pills. From there we witness her create an underground network of emboldened, informed activists who trust women to handle abortion themselves. Vessel is Rebecca's story: one of a woman who hears and answers a calling, and transforms a wildly improbable idea into a global movement.

Reviews

"'Vessel' Inspires the future fight for abortion rights. The new documentary following Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts provides important context to necessary change for global reproductive rights." The Nation

"Besides winning an audience award at the SXSW Film Festival, Vessel received a special jury citation for 'Political Courage.' The accolade was well deserved, as Diana Whitten's documentary is unabashedly celebratory in its chronicling of the groundbreaking efforts of pro-choice activist Dr. Rebecca Gomperts and her innovative organizations Women on Waves and Women on Web. While unlikely to change anyone's stances on the hot-button issue, the film emerges as a deeply moving portrait that makes palpably clear the desperation of women for whom attaining legal abortions is impossible." Hollywood Reporter



Awards

  • SXSW Audience Award for Documentary

    SXSW Special Jury Award for Political Courage

    Peter Wintonick Award (Sheffield DocFest)

    Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award

    SIMA Lens to Action Jury Award

    Moving Mountains Honorable Mention (Mountainfilm in Telluride)

    CINE Golden Eagle Award for Independent & Emerging Media FINALIST

Hi-Res Poster

Hi-Res Images

Trailer Embed Code

Hi-Res Trailer

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 9 2022 at 9:02pm
RT' @OmariJazz': Gotta see Neptune frost asap
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 9 2022 at 3:35pm
@MovingImageNYC cc:' @NastySilents' :)
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 9 2022 at 3:32pm
RT' @MovingImageNYC': This selection from' @KinoLorber's' forthcoming collection "Cinema’s First Nasty Women" features 11 restored and newly sc…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 9 2022 at 3:00pm
Aly Muritiba’s PRIVATE DESERT is a journey of the heart and a triumphant affirmation of queer love and humanity. O…' https://t.co/5fP7yVGWoZ'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 9 2022 at 2:54pm
RT' @GeekVibesNation': 'Apples' Blu-Ray Review - A Surreal & Inventive Look At Memory And Society' https://t.co/jLeuuTuYwy'' https://t.co/7CbzHf…'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 9 2022 at 2:39pm
RT' @TorontoArabFilm': Raffle time 🎈 We're delighted to partner with' @KinoLorber' for this giveaway: 🍿 2 tickets for each screening of Costa…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 9 2022 at 2:06pm
RT' @TheMyrka': So, I think I may have just been to see one of my favourite films of the past 20 years - Neptune Frost is a winner baby #nzif…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 9 2022 at 1:15pm
RT' @jossdotjpg': Last night we got to see NEPTUNE FROST, a stunning and compelling Afro-futurist sci-fi musical unlike anything I've seen (o…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 9 2022 at 1:04pm
RT' @_callumknight': Neptune Frost is the kind of film that hooks your soul from the very first shot and never lets go. Unapologetically Indi…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 9 2022 at 11:49am
RT' @HotDocsCinema': When it comes to docs, it doesn't get much more intimate than this 🌷 Screening in-Cinema on August 12 & 13 (Internation…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com