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 thei...
Short Film 9 min
2018
Germany

Topic: Abortion
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.
Film 89 min
2018
Germany

Topic: Abortion
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.
Short Film 11 min
2016
Ireland

Topic: Abortion
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.
Short Film 20 min
2017
Canada

Topic: Abortion
The Traveling Abortion Doctor "The Provider," a documentary by Maya Cueva and Leah Galant, follows traveling abortion provider Dr. Shannon Carr to Dallas, Texas, where she performs legal and safe abortions, despite the vigorous anti-abortion stigma and legislation. This film is part of The Atlantic Selects, a showcase of short documentaries by independent creators and curated by The Atlantic.
Documentary 22 min
2017
USA

Topic: Abortion
Ute Wellstein: Holland cruises As a young woman, Ute Wellstein was committed to the right to abortion. With pregnant women, the medical student took a bus to Holland every week and accompanied the abortions.
Report 5 min
2013
Austria Netherlands

Topic: Abortion
Ute Wellstein: Pill for wives only Ute Wellstein wanted to be prescribed the pill as a student. But it wasn't that easy - because many doctors only gave it to married women. She asserted herself and found help at Pro Familia.
Report 5 min
2013
Austria

Topic: Contraception
The history of contraception in 6 minutes What is the purpose of the bidet? How does the spiral work and what does Coca Cola have to do with contraception? Since 2007, the first and only museum in the world dedicated to contraception and abortion has been investigating these issues.

Using objects, images and stories, the MUVS tells the painful battle for fertility control. Starting from antiquity, through the Middle Ages to the pre...
Short Film 6 min
2017
Austria

Topic: Contraception
Birthright: A War Story Birthright: A War Story is a feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America. The film tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to gove...
Documentary 105 min
2017
USA

Topic: Abortion
Philomena Philomena is the true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world...
98 min
2013
Great Britain

Topic: Abortion