February 25, 2010

On Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m., Amherst College’s Keefe Campus Center Theater will present the documentary Orgasm Inc.: The Strange Science of Female Pleasure and a discussion with the film’s producer, Liz Canner, immediately after the showing. The event is free and open to the public.

Orgasm Inc. is Canner’s first feature documentary. She was named one of the top 10 independent filmmakers to watch in 2009 by The Independent Magazine and honored with a Visionary Award from Dartmouth College for the movie. Since earning a bachelor’s degree with honors from Brown University in 1991, she has received more than 45 awards, honors and grants for her innovative documentary projects on human rights issues. Her documentaries have been broadcast on PBS, on cable stations and in many different countries. They have been screened at many festivals, including the New York Film Festival and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. For her contribution to the field, Canner has been honored with a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (Bunting) Fellowship from Harvard University and a Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation Leadership Fellowship.