NALIP Official Selection Shorts & Feature Documentary Screening: No Más Bebés
Speakers: Renne Tajima-Peña; Virginia Espino
Moderator: Lisa Franek, Coordinator, Special Content (AMC Independent)
NALIP launches the Media Summit with a feature documentary, plus a series of NALIP official selection short content program. Director, Renne Tajima-Peña and Producer, Virginia Espino are introducing the film's topic.
No Más Bebés is the story of immigrant mothers who sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were prodded 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.