"The beginning of every hierarchy is controlling reproduction, and racism in this country has often restricted brown and black women through sterilization, while refusing sterilization to white women unless they had several children and their husbands' written permission. Amá proves that democracy begins with our bodies. All who care about democracy should see it."
The film’s release has encouraged women to come forward to share their stories of being subjected to the violence of forced sterilisation suggesting that this abuse continues to persist in the U.S and around the world posing the question: when will this suffering end?
We are launching a community and grassroots screening tour for Ama in April 2019 during the United Nations Permanent Forum on Inidigenous Issues Conference at the UN Headquarters on April 22, 2019, and we need your help to keep the tour going! Our fundraising goal is $150,000 and we have received a generous grant from the Roddick Foundation, which is matching all donations received dollar for dollar up to $50,000! Read more about our Outreach Campaign.
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