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Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in 2009, only four doctors in the country openly provide late abortions. With unprecedented access, After Tiller goes inside the lives of these physicians working at the center of the storm.

Filmmaker Interviews

Filmmakers Lana Wilson and Martha Shane discuss the making of their film After Tiller.

Classroom Clips

Protestors picket the school attended by the daughter of the man who owns the property where Dr. Carhart practices.

Classroom Clips

Dr. Robinson emphasizes the importance of trusting women to make correct ethical decisions concerning their own lives.

Classroom Clips

Dr. Carhart faces opposition from anti-abortion communities while trying to finding a space to rent for his abortion services.

Classroom Clips

A young woman discusses her financial and personal reasons for choosing abortion and her concerns about judgment from others.

Classroom Clips

Nebraska lawmakers hear a proposal limiting abortion to before 20 weeks because abortion opponents claim that is when a fetus feels pain.

Classroom Clips

Dr. Hern explains how his experiences witnessing illegal abortions made him to decide to offer abortion services.

Classroom Clips

Dr. Sella meets with two couples who wanted children but are choosing to abort because their babies would be born with severe abnormalities.

  • Updated on October 14, 2015

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Film Information

After Tiller (90 min.)

Premiere Date: September 1, 2014

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmakers: Martha Shane, Lana Wilson Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Critical Acclaim | Press Release | Season Announcement | Fact Sheet


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Martha Shane
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Film Update

Critical Acclaim

After Tiller 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 or quickly scanned news item.

— Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

Debuting helmers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson manage a rare feat in After Tiller, making a calm, humanist documentary about a hot-button topic.

— Alissa Simon, Variety

Brings an emotional clarity to an issue in which every nuanced turn of phrase has been made politically complicated.

— Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

One of the most courageous pieces of filmmaking... I've ever seen.

— Susan Gerhard, Fandor

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