Streaming July 28 - November 28
The Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last abortion clinic remaining in the state of Mississippi, has become ground zero in the United States’ battle over abortion access. With the recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision, the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade and rolled back nearly 50 years of reproductive rights. In her Emmy Award–winning film, director Maisie Crow travels to Jackson for an intimate character study of three women who stand on either side of the debate: abortion clinic director Shannon Brewer, anti-abortion movement leader Barbara Beaver, and April Jackson, a young mother of four facing an unplanned pregnancy. Wrought with racial and religious undertones of the Deep South, Jackson captures the complexities and hard truths on the frontlines of the war on reproductive health care in America.
On Abortion Rights: In June 2022, the US Supreme Court voted to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which for almost 50 years had protected the right to abortion in the United States. During this frightening and unprecedented time, Hot Docs is screening three documentaries that foreshadow the erosion of reproductive rights in the States and stand up for women's right to choose.
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