After Tiller certainly looks compelling. This documentary tackles a controversial and highly sensitive issue: third-trimester abortions. It doesn’t appear to take a particular side, instead it bravely looks at the issue as a whole by focusing on the only four doctors that practice the procedure in all of the United States. It’s a gutsy move to make a doco like this, especially when the issue is so ripe for opinions. The fact that assassinations are taking place goes to show just how sensitive a subject this is.
Official synopsis for After Tiller:
AFTER TILLER intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients. Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have created a moving and unique exploration of one of the most incendiary topics of our time, and they’ve done so in an informative, thought-provoking, and compassionate way.
Nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Currently on a limited release in the States.