Special film screening for MIT community: “Below the Belt”

Wednesday, September 14
6:30 pm - 8:35 pm

MIT 10-250

Below the Belt: A film to change endometriosis

Affecting approximately one in 10 women globally, endometriosis can cause debilitating pain for sufferers. However, both culturally and medically, it’s not a widely recognized condition.

Shannon Cohn, the creator and director of Below the Belt, aims to change that with the launch of this new documentary. Through the lens of four patients urgently searching for answers to mysterious symptoms, the film exposes widespread problems in our healthcare systems. It reveals how millions of people with endometriosis are effectively silenced.

This event is presented by MIT’s Center for Gynepathology Research (CGR) and the Below the Belt production team, with partnership from MIT’s Women and Gender Studies team.

The film viewing is in-person only. Although virtual participation in the panel is not yet scheduled, you may sign up on the CGR listserv for updates on the event, including news about a virtual option.


  • Date: Wednesday, September 14
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:35 pm
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  • Location: MIT 10-250