The 8th tells the story of Irish women and their fight to overturn one of the most restrictive laws on abortion in the world. After a 35-year struggle the pro-choice side have to radically shift tactics to try and bring this historically conservative electorate over the line.
Ours to Tell
“Ours to Tell” is the story of four people who live full and empowered lives because they had the freedom to access abortion.
This film comes as women are increasingly denied access to abortion — and as people across the Unites States face an unprecedented assault on the legal right to access it.
“Ours to Tell” shows us the world we could and should have — one where all people are able to acces…
A Private Matter
True account of Sherri Finkbine, who became the center of controversy in 1962 when she decided to seek an abortion after discovering that the child she was carrying might be deformed by thalidomide.
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.
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.
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.
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.