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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 a collection of documentaries that foreshadow the erosion of reproductive rights in the States and stand up for women's right to choose.

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Series runs July 28 - November 28

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Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa

At the Philadelphia abortion helpline, counselors field nonstop calls from women and teens who can’t afford to end their pregnancies, illustrating the brutal legacy of the discriminatory Hyde Amendment.
  • D: Barbara Attie, Mike Attie & Janet Goldwater
  • USA
  • 2019
  • 13 min
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America's War on Abortion

Two years before the overturning of Roe v. Wade, award-winning filmmaker Deeyah Khan examines the frightening erosion of reproductive rights in Trump’s America.
  • D: Deeyah Khan
  • USA
  • 2020
  • 65 min
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Jackson

In Jackson, Mississippi, ground zero for the Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs decision, director Maisie Crow weaves together the lives of three women on either side of the abortion debate.
  • D: Maisie Crow
  • USA
  • 2016
  • 93 min
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