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Leona's Sister Gerri

Leona's Sister Gerri

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The tragic and grisly photograph-a woman on a motel floor dead after an illegal abortion-stirred a nation and inflamed a movement. Now LEONA'S SISTER GERRI tells the powerful and thought-provoking story of the anonymous woman behind the image and how she became an extraordinary icon for the ever-controversial abortion issue. Through tears and laughter Gerri Santoro's tale of desperation in the days before legal abortion "unfolds in an intimate unpretentious style" (The New York Times) as told by her family and friends. Gerri was a tree-climbing kid who grew up on the family farm then a spirited adolescent a young wife and later the devoted mother of two little girls. But she was also a battered wife who suffered years of abuse before eventually leaving her husband and returning to Connecticut. There Gerri became pregnant by a lover who agreed to perform an abortion and then left her when the operation went awry. Nine years later in 1973 Ms. Magazine published the heart-wrenching photo which even now cries out from protest placards as a potent symbol in the struggle for a woman's right to choose. Directed by Jane Gillooly rousing and all-too-real LEONA'S SISTER GERRI cuts through the leaden rhetoric of one of America's most divisive issues to pay respects to an extraordinary woman and her tale. DVD Features: Filmmaker Interview; Viewers' Video Letters; Filmmaker Biography.

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    Title: Leona's Sister Gerri
    Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
    Starring: Leona Gordon, Roberta Brandes Gratz, John Twerdy, Joyce Carboni, Joanne Griffin, Judy Blare
    Director: Jane Gillooly
    Release Date: 6/3/2013
    Original Year: 1995
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 88128111
    UPC: 767685985434
    Item #: NVG009854
    This product is a special order

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 6/3/2013
    Closed Caption: No
    Studio: New Video Group