No Mas Bebes

Showings

AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 10 Sat, Mar 12, 2016 3:30 PM
AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 9 Sat, Mar 19, 2016 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Latino Public Broadcasting Showcase
Release Year:2015
Runtime:79 mins
Genre:Documentary
Production Country:USA
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew
Director:Renee Tajima-Pena

Description

They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized. The story of immigrant mothers who sued county doctors, the State, and the U.S. government after they were pushed into sterilizations while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s. Led by an intrepid, 26-year-old Chicana lawyer and armed with hospital records secretly gathered by a whistle-blowing young doctor, the mothers faced public exposure and stood up to powerful institutions in the name of justice. Academy Award-nominated director Renee Tajima-Peña (Who Killed Vincent Chin) saved this important case from becoming a forgotten footnote in U.S history. Latino Public Broadcasting Showcase.