An uneducated, hard-working woman in Chad's capital, N'Djamena, emancipates herself from a male society that tells her what to do. She stands by her teenage daughter who wants to terminate her pregnancy, although religion and the law forbid her to do so.
Ever since the gynaecologist Kristina Hänel was sentenced to afine for violating §219a StGB by offering abortion services on her website, the debate about reproductive rights in Germany has returned to the spotlight of mainstream political and media debate.
In February 2018 a majority in Parliament voted in favour of changing the law. However, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) retracted their …
Aufbruch in die Freiheit
1971 auf dem Land: Erika Gerlach ist verzweifelt, als der Arzt feststellt: schwanger. Noch ein Baby? Die Frage wird ihre Ehe erschüttern und Erika vor folgenschwere Entscheidungen stellen.
Abortion in figures
What about the worldwide women's right to reproductive self-determination 40 years after women's liberation?
Sophie (Katharina Schuttler) is in the arms of her boyfriend Manu (Alexander Beyer) for an unidentified crisis in her life. As the consoling takes a turn toward intimacy, Sophie tears herself away from Manu, takes his motorcycle, and races maniacally toward downtown Hamburg. Henceforth, Sophie spends an evening narrowly escaping various dangerous situations, ranging from sexually provoking a grou…
Tales from the Vienna Woods
Marianne (Birgit Doll) is driven from her father's home when she is impregnated by Alfred (Hanno Poeschi), a vagabond loafer who abandons her after he has his fun. She goes to Vienna and takes a job in a strip club to provide for herself and her baby. Her father discovers his daughter's tawdry vocation when he and his buddies go to the club for a night of leering and drinking. Marianne later has …
Vienna, 1995. Jasmin, Tamara, Valentin, Senad and Roman live near the northern border of Austria. Their lives repeatedly intersect and drift apart. The characters involved are young migrants from the former Yugoslavia, Romania, Poland and Austria itself. Strangers in a strange land, they feel a sense of loss in their new, temporary environment. The five-some meet and get close to each other, hope…
Marriage of Dr. Danwitz
Dr. Danwitz works as a young assistant doctor at the hospital free of charge. The money earned his attractive wife Edith as a mannequin in a fashion house. When she becomes pregnant, this source of income dries up, and the couple gets into trouble. In parallel, the film depicts the fate of the couple Hambach. The Hambachs have done it in the "economic miracle": Fritz Hambachs synthetic fiber fact…
Children of the Decree
Florin Iepan's startling docu "Children of the Decree" explores the plight of women under Romanian strongman Nicolae Ceaucescu's infamous Decree 770, which banned birth control and abortion. In his single-minded push to repopulate the nation with millions of little "new men" destined for greatness, Ceaucescu adopted ever more g…