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28TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 27 - JUNE 7, 2020

The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen

Biography

Screening Information

World Premiere
May 8 - 6:00PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

Film Details

Country Canada
Year 2018
Running Time 47 MIN
Language English
Director Cheryl Levitt
Themes Outliers,
Oy Canada - Made in Canada,
Trailblazers,
Women - Front and Center

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Description

“I think people in medicine should be advocates for the public” (Dr. May Cohen). When May Cohen was a medical student, the 70 kg male body was the model from which all diagnoses and treatments were made; the concept of women’s health did not exist. For sixty years, Cohen has advocated powerfully in Canada and internationally for women's reproductive rights, women's health and women physicians’ advancement. This loving documentary recounts her life, with memories of growing up with left-wing Yiddish-speaking parents on Major Street in Toronto, the summers spent at Camp Naivelt and her later years as a physician, mother, activist and role model for future women in the medical field.

Presentation Details

Guests Dr. May Cohen, director Cheryl Levitt and co-producer Barbara Lent
Co-presented With

Sponsored By

Shirley Granovsky
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