LANA WILSON

EMMY AWARD-WINNING
DIRECTOR, WRITER,
AND PRODUCER

After Tiller

Details:

Release:

Documentary Feature
2013, 88 minutes

Role:

Directed and produced with Martha Shane

Synopsis:

Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there are only four American doctors left who openly provide third-trimester abortions. After Tiller paints a complex, compassionate portrait of these physicians—Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Susan Robinson and Dr. Shelley Sella—who have become the new number-one targets of the anti-abortion movement, yet continue to risk their lives every day to do work that many believe is murder, but which they believe is profoundly important for their patients’ lives. Intimate, thought-provoking, and and deeply moving, After Tiller provides an unprecedented look of one of the most incendiary topics of our time.

See the Film:

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Press:

The most compelling and important documentary of the year, a profoundly moving and genuinely inspiring piece of cinema.
Nick Dawson, Filmmaker Magazine
Whether one is pro-life, pro-choice or without an opinion on the issue, After Tiller provides personal insight into a heart-wrenching, complex reality.
Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter
Revelatory…An absorbing, thoughtful report, [and] a welcome exploration of practical and philosophical matters seldom broached across the partisan divide.
Sheri Linden, The Los Angeles Times
After Tiller has the power to change the way people think…Does viewers the great service of providing light where there’s usually only heat, giving a human face and heart to what previously might have been an abstract issue.
Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

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Honors

Winner

News and Documentary Emmy Awards 2015, Best Documentary

Nominee

Independent Spirit Awards 2014, Best Documentary

Winner

National Board of Review 2013, One of the 5 Best Documentaries of the Year

Nominee

Cinema Eye Honors 2014, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking, Direction, Production, and a Debut Feature Film

Nominee

Satellite Awards 2014, Best Documentary

Winner

Sarasota Film Festival 2013, Documentary Jury Prize

Winner

Full Frame International Documentary Festival 2013, Human Rights Award

Winner

Port Townsend Film Festival 2013, Audience Award