ADVOCATING FOR
WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

rePRO Film Fest was founded in 2020 amidst the pandemic and chaos of the US presidential election, when four passionate women from across the country came together virtually, to create a film festival dedicated to women’s reproductive healthcare, with an initial grant from the George R. Tiler, M.D. Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Women’s Heath. In just 8 weeks, the team gathered 25 mission-aligned films and more than 50 mission-aligned advocates to present a celebration of women’s reproductive rights through the medium of film.

Through movies and conversation, we utilize the power of storytelling as a catalyst for knowledge, intention, and action – spotlighting societal issues and advocating for women’s reproductive justice, as well as encouraging active participation in establishing a more equitable future for generations to come.

With the rising threat to women’s autonomy over their own bodies, we call on our audience to join us as we lift up the voices of those who are advocating for women’s reproductive justice, our fearless storytellers, and our courageous partners, alike.

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Co-Founders

rePRO film festival was conceived as a program of the Wichita and Cleveland-based film series of mama.film. Founders include Mallory Martin,  Lela Meadow-Conner, and Debby Samples. Together, the three have a combined 43 years of experience working in the film festival industry, a combined 18 years of experience as mothers, and a lifetime of experience as women. The trio has since been joined by women’s reproductive rights leader Jill Lafer, the former board chair of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and entrepreneur.

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