On an unassuming corner in Fort Pierce, Florida, it’s easy to miss the insidious truth that’s raging. But on each side of 12th and Delaware, soldiers stand locked in passionate battle. On one side of the street is an abortion clinic. On the other, a pro-life outfit often mistaken for the clinic it seeks to shut down.
Using skillful cinéma vérité observation that allows us to draw our own conclusions, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, the directors of JESUS CAMP, expose the molten core of America’s most intractable conflict. As the pro-life volunteers paint a terrifying portrait of abortion to their clients, across the street, the staff members at the clinic fear for their doctors’ lives and fiercely protect the right of their clients to choose.
Shot in the same year when abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was murdered in his church, the film makes these fears palpable. Meanwhile, women in need become pawns in a vicious ideological war with no end in sight.
"…may just be the finest documentary film ever made about the abortion issue."
"This excellent documentary carries us right into the battle that won’t end."
Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing
12th & Delaware will be screening at the Frontline Club in conjunction with the HotDocs Film Festival