Democracy on Trial: The Morgentaler Affair

Canadian physician Dr Morgentaler’s fight for legal and safe abortions between 1970 and 1976 and its serious legal consequences for him form the centre of Democracy on a Trial: The Morgentaler Affair. This compelling docudrama demonstrates the complexity of this case, which began with the demand for a Canadian abortion law and turned into an explosive civil rights case. Dr Morgentaler’s commitment resulted in unique legal progress: Since 1988 Canada has been the only country in which there is no single law concerning abortion any more.
  • DirectorPaul Cowan
  • AuthorJefferson Lewis
  • CameraPaul Cowan, Mike Mahoney
  • ActorsHenry Morgentaler, Mike Morgentaler, Michael Rudder, Lisa Schwartz, Claude-Armand Sheppard, Jacques Thisdale Gwen Tolbart, Gabriel Gascon
  • MusicAlex Pauk, Alexina Louie
  • produced byPaul Cowan
  • CountriesCanada
  • GenreDocumentary
  • Year1984
  • Length58 min
  • TopicAbortion
  • LanguagesEnglish
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  • SynchronizationsFrench

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  • Distributor commercialThe national Film Board of Canada Television and Non-Theatrical Sales - Europe/Africa5 Rue de Constantine75007 ParisÊÊ tel :Ê fax : e-mail :
  • Commercial PriceFilmmiete 150,- ,
  • Condidtions commericalBeta-Tape 340,-
  • Genre Documentary
  • Year 1984
  • Length 58 min
  • Topic Abortion
  • Countries Canada
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