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Documentary Features (Competitive)

United States, 2016, 90 min., Color, English
BLOCK 2 What does life look like in a place where the anti-abortion movement has made access to legal abortion nearly impossible? Since the passing of Roe v. Wade over four decades ago, the self-labeled pro-life movement has won significant legal, cultural and political battles. Now, the stigma of abortion is prolific in the American South and women in poverty and women of color are particularly vulnerable. These women find it difficult to access reproductive healthcare, especially in places like Mississippi where the anti-abortion faction is strongest. Shannon Brewer is the director of Jackson Women's Health Organization, the only remaining abortion clinic in the state. Barbara Beavers runs the Center for Pregnancy Choices and is a leader of the anti-abortion movement in Mississippi. April Jackson is a young mother of four children faced with another unplanned pregnancy. Set against the backdrop of the fight over the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, this film is an intimate, first-of-its-kind look inside the issues surrounding abortion through three women who stand on all sides of this debate and live at a turning point for reproductive healthcare in America. Note: Topic- Abortion
Maisie Crow
Maisie Crow, Jamie Boyle, Johanna Hamilton
Jamie Boyle

Director Bio
Maisie Crow (1982) grew up in South Texas. She is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Maisie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, studied as a graduate student at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication and interned at MediaStorm and The Boston Globe.