Sheffield Institute for International Development (#SIIDfilms), Students for Global Health, and the Film Unit are proud to announce this screening of Amá, as part of the Sheffield Global Health Film Series 2019.

Amá (Dir. Lorna Tucker. 2018)

Amá is a documentary by Lorna Tucker about the sterilization abuses of Native American women across the United States during the last sixty years.

In Amá we discover the story of Jean Whitehorse, a Navajo woman from New Mexico. Jean lets us into her life and through single interviews and observational filming Jean leads us through the events that led up to her being sterilized and the disastrous affect it had on her life.

Amá sheds new light on the Native American story and sets up the context of the twenty-first century obsession with the ‘War on Poverty’ and the radical and often unregulated medical practices employed against the Native female population. Amá brings the past and the present together in a film that manages to be contemporary and timely.

Admission is free. All are welcome – staff, students and others.

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