2016 Film Series
Sponsored by CNOW & Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund
This film series features the work of Dorothy Fadiman, Concentric Media’s Founder and Winner of Critics’ Choice Award for “Stealing America: Vote by Vote.” Fadiman has been producing films for 35 years. Her awards include an EMMY, an OSCAR nomination, and a GOLD MEDAL from PBS.
Come see all 3 films in the Abortion Rights Film Trilogy
Films will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Central Library
Shown on January 20: “When Abortion was Illegal” The Dangers of Back Alleys. A Celebration & Reception for the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade
February 16, Tuesday: “From Danger to Dignity” The Fight for Safe Abortion
This film weaves together two parallel stories: the evolution of underground networks that helped women find safe abortions outside the law, and the intensive efforts by activists and lawmakers to decriminalize abortion through legislative and judicial channels.
This film combines rare archival footage with interviews that document the courageous efforts of those who fought to break the silence, change the laws and end the shame which surrounded abortion when it was a crime.
April 19, Tuesday: “The Fragile Promise of Choice” Abortion in the U.S.A. Today
This film is a compelling documentary which examines the erosion of abortion rights and access in the U.S. today. Safe legal procedures still remain out of reach for many women. Cost factors, travel distance, and strict legislation create barriers to access, particularly for low-income women.
Don’t miss these amazing new films!!