Award-winning film, panel focus on reproductive health, abortion
UCLA will screen "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a film about a woman's efforts to obtain an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania, as part of a program titled "Politics, Law and Women's Health: Romanian and U.S. Experiences." The film, which won the 2007 Cannes Film Festival Palme D'Or prize, will be followed by a panel discussion about the lessons to be learned from Romania's reproductive health policies and about doctors' experiences both in Romania and the U.S. when contraception was restricted and abortion was outlawed. The event is sponsored by the Iris CantorUCLA Women's Health Center and the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies.
Panelists will include:
- Gail Kligman, UCLA professor of sociology
- Dr. Camelia Davtyan, associate professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
- Dr. Bradford Prokop, retired physician
6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 23
James Bridges Theater, 1409 Melnitz Hall, UCLA campus
The program is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. On-campus parking is available for $8 in Lot 3.
R.S.V.P. to Robin Lam at [email protected] or 310-794-8063.
Enrique Rivero, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-2273, [email protected]