The Cider House Rules
When John Irving adapted his novel of the same name for the screenplay of Ciderhouse Rules, he compromised to a certain extent by doing without the depth and details that had previously been part of the humanitarian themes connected with abortion, incest and responsibility. Nevertheless, Lasse Hallstrom’s brilliant film, which was awarded two Oscars, captivates its audience with its sober, Scandi…More Information
Happening A student becomes pregnant and wants to have an abortion - but that is forbidden in France in the 1960s. In her film adaptation of Annie Ernaux's book "The Event," Audrey Diwan tells the story of a young woman's attempt to take control of her own body.
Lingui 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.
The legalisation of abortion in New Excerpts from the film "From Danger to Dignity: The Fight for Safe Abortion" by Dorothy Fadiman (1995)
The 8th The 8th tells the story of Irish women and their fight to overturn one of the most restrictive laws on abortion in the world. After a 35-year struggle the pro-choice side have to radically shift tactics to try and bring this historically conservative electorate over the line.
INTERRUPTIO 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 …
Ours to Tell “Ours to Tell” is the story of four people who live full and empowered lives because they had the freedom to access abortion. This film comes as women are increasingly denied access to abortion — and as people across the Unites States face an unprecedented assault on the legal right to access it. “Ours to Tell” shows us the world we could and should have — one where all people are able to acces…
A Private Matter True account of Sherri Finkbine, who became the center of controversy in 1962 when she decided to seek an abortion after discovering that the child she was carrying might be deformed by thalidomide.
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.
Terminal A girl and a woman meet in an airport departure gate. Just before they board a plane to Manchester, we witness a private exchange as they share the different reasons that brought them to this moment, and the traumatic journey that awaits them.
That’s One Small Step The year is 1969, a man has just landed on the moon but abortion in Canada is still illegal. Veronica is a conservative cop who fakes a pregnancy to gain evidence on a doctor performing underground abortions. She’s just about to make the arrest of a lifetime when a pregnant girl barges in desperate for help. The dramatic encounter with a dying girl gives her a change of heart.