U.S. Under the Lens: TRAPPED + Q&A

Screening Monday 17 October 2016, 7:00 PM

Leading up to the 2016 elections, our U.S. Under the Lens film series presents bold new documentaries tackling the most polarising and hotly debated issues set to determine the outcome of the 2016 campaign.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Dawn Porter via Skype.

At this very moment, a woman’s reproductive rights in the United States are not clear. Since 2010, state legislatures have passed more than 288 laws restricting abortion clinics and their doctors. From mandating the width of hallways to requiring physicians to have active admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, these measures are forcing clinics across the country to shut down in epidemic numbers.

Lawyer-turned-acclaimed-filmmaker Dawn Porter picks up the plight of the doctors and clinic operators along with the countless women relying on these facilities to uphold their legal right to safe abortion. As a landmark case against these laws brought by Texas clinics to the Supreme Court nears a verdict, the stakes on either side of the intractable divide have never been higher.

Winner of Sundance’s Special Jury Prize for Social Impact, this highly prescient study exposes the human cost of the war over choice.

Directed by: Dawn Porter
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Runtime: 80′