Film Spotlights Reproductive Justice in Indian Country


The Native Health Elective Coordinators, Association of Native American Medical Students, & Native American Heritage Month Planning Committee present a screening of Amá, a documentaryabout the forced sterilization of Native American women in the 1960s and ’70s, on Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in N-217 at Parnassus.

Amnesty International USA said the film “shines a light on the devastating human rights issue. Every American should see this documentary.”

Film reviewer, journalist and cultural activist E. Nina Rothe heralded the film as a profound topic for our times.

“While ‘Amá’ is undeniably beautiful, in the way it’s shot and told, and hauntingly actual, it is not just the power of the film as a work of art that makes it so perfect,” said Rothe. “It’s how perfectly it fits into the age of #MeToo and the newfound feminism of the Millennials.”

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital anesthesiologist Dr. Jennifer Lucero (Mescalero Apache) will give opening remarks on reproductive justice in Indian country, followed by the screening and dinner provided.