Film Viewing & Discussion of Women's Issues in the region: "4 Months, 3 Weeks, & 2 days"
Presenters of the University of Kentucky from Latvia, Romania, Russia, and Poland will lead a roundtable discussion on the Palme d'Or-winning Romanian film "4 Months, 3 weeks, and 2 days." This film focuses on two women with unwanted pregnancies in the aggressively pro-natalist state of Romania in the 1980s. The description on Amazon.com reads: "Two College Roommates have 24 hours to make the ultimate choice as they finalize arrangements to meet a black market doctor for an illegal abortion. What follows is their harrowing descent into a world in where danger, darkness and tragedy lurk around every corner." The participants will discuss women's issues in the former socialist bloc in the context of the film. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the UK Gender and Women's Studies Department.