January 23

Film Screening and Discussion: Belly of the Beast

January 23, 7:00 pm

Join JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival, National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore and filmmaker Erika Cohn for a LIVE Q&A of the film Belly of the Beast.  The film will be available for viewing from January 21-23. The discussion on January 23 at 7pm is included in the cost of your ticket. You will use the same link to watch the film and join the discussion.

Belly of the Beast
When a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer discover a pattern of illegal sterilizations in California’s women’s prisons, they wage a near-impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. With a growing team of investigators inside prison working with colleagues on the outside, they uncover a series of statewide crimes – from inadequate health care to sexual assault to coercive sterilizations – primarily targeting women of color. This shocking legal drama captured over 7-years features extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, demanding attention to a shameful and ongoing legacy of eugenics and reproductive injustice in the United States.

Live Q&A
Sunday, January 23  |  7:00pm CST
Filmmaker Erika Cohn; Anya Tanyavutti, M.A.Ed., Executive Director, Chicago Volunteer Doulas; Moderated by Alexis Mansfield, Senior Attorney, Incarcerated Survivors Project, Ascend Justice
The LIVE Q&A is included with the purchase of your ticket. You will use the same Eventive link to watch both the film and the LIVE Q&A. Questions may be sent in advance to [email protected].

Click here for more information and to register.