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“We deserve to be believed. We deserve to be understood. We deserve to be empowered to understand ourselves, our bodies and any medical treatments presented to us. We deserve better across the entire healthcare system. Below the Belt aims to revolutionize the status quo so that people with endometriosis get what we deserve – the right to live healthy, informed, fulfilling lives.” – Executive Producer, Rosario Dawson
CLS is honored to screen Below the Belt as one of our Documentary Series on January 26th at 6pm – Marking its southern debut. This film came to us by way of one of our dear CLS members, a regarded author who most recently published Know Your Endo, and a true champion for women’s health, Jessica Murnane.
The film is supported by a number of women’s health advocates and celebrities. To name a few: Hilary Clinton, Rosario Dawson, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Mitt Romney, and our very own local celebrity, Jessica Murnane. The undercurrent mission of all who are involved in this film is to provide tools for ways to ask the tough health questions and to be taken serious to a wide female audience who are in search for real solutions. At this screening, Murnane will be welcoming and in conversation with Director and Producer, Shannon Cohn. There will be a Q&A at the end of the film and a Know Your Endo book signing with Jessica Murnane.
Tickets are $10 for CLS members and $15 for guests. Free for students by calling the number listed below and showing a valid ID at check in.
To purchase tickets, please click here or call 843-723-9912.
About the Film:
In the personal & inspiring stories of four patients urgently searching for answers to mysterious symptoms, Below the Belt exposes widespread problems in our healthcare systems.
Through the lens of endometriosis, a disease that affects 1 in 9 women, the film shows how women are often dismissed, discounted & disbelieved. From societal taboos and gender bias to misinformed doctors and profit-driven healthcare, the film reveals how millions are effectively silenced and how, by fighting back, they can improve healthcare for all women. To learn more about the film, please click here.
About Shannon Cohn:
Cohn is an attorney and filmmaker whose work has appeared on Discovery Channel, National Geographic, among others. Her previous film Endo What? was hailed by Gabrielle Jackson of The Guardian as “film of the year” and by Newsweek as “the first step in a plan for change.”
About the Book:
In this empowering and heartfelt guide, Jessica Murnane breaks through the misinformation with essential knowledge, encouragement, and practical lifestyle tools to help those living with endo feel safer in their bodies and become their own best advocates.
With interviews from doctors and experts as well as first-person accounts from people with endo, Know Your Endo is a resource for those suffering in silence from this chronic condition. Providing a path to having more good days than bad, and offering them what they need most: hope.
About Jessica Murnane:
KYE founder Jessica Murnane (who has stage IV endometriosis) transformed her life by empowering herself with the facts and managing her symptoms through diet and lifestyle tools. She’s dedicated to helping others do the same. More about her story can be found here.
Along with being a voice for endometriosis, Murnane is also the One Part Plant (Harper Collins) cookbook author and podcast host of One Part Plant turn Should I Be? podcasts.