The Saints Dreams
The short film shows and denounces the radical anti-abortion policy of both the church and the American administration.
Take the Dreamtest
Jennifer Hall Lee made these films in 2003 out of frustration that women's rights over their bodies was still a political issue in the United States. In "The Dream Test" the woman in this film is the essence of a 1950s era caucasian woman with all the comforts of a good home.
Given that abortion was illegal when this archival film was originally shot she stated to have found it fascinating tha…
Keep it legal
The short film deals with the legality of abortion, birth control and contraception in the United States and the American government's anti-abortion policy.
Now the Christian Union is in the Cabinet, the abortion is back in the public debate. But once there was no law, and abortion was the work of shadowy profiteers in backstreets and idealistic doctors who risked prison. Other times over the knitting needle era.
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…
Within 3o years
The demand of the women’s movement for the right to abortion at the end of the 1960s led to an impassioned controversy and heated discussions with irreconcilable standpoints. The film is a political and social documentation, based on archive footage from the French Swiss Broadcasting Service (TSR).
This documentary feature explores and contrasts changes in Poland and South Africa regarding abortion laws and their impact on the lives of women.
In the 90's, Poland banned abortion due to the increasing influence of the Catholic Church after the fall of communism; around the same time South Africa legalized it, reforming the health system after the fall of apartheid.
The film reveals how…
Argentina's illegal abortions
Abortion is illegal in Argentina, and leaves many women struggling to find access to safe procedures.
In Argentina, some 400 women die due to botched back street abortions every year.
Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires
High Impact Litigation in Colombia: the unconstitutionality of abortion
In April 2005, Women's Link Worldwide launched a bold and innovative challenge to the Constitutional Court of Colombia, asking the judges to liberalize the country's abortion law, which outlawed the procedure under all circumstances.
Women's Link Worldwide's video explores the process of filing the lawsuit and the debate surrounding it.
On May 10, 2006 the Constitutional Court issued a histor…
Discrimination and Denial: Abortion Law in Northern Ireland
Under the 1967 Abortion Act, a woman in London has the right to an abortion if two doctors say the pregnancy is a risk to her physical or mental health or if there's a foetal abnormality. This short documentary explains just how different the situation is in Northern Ireland.