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Trapped

Win­ner of awards in 2016 at Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val and Cleve­land Inter­na­tion­al Film Festival

Trapped (direct­ed by Dawn Porter) fol­lows clin­ic work­ers and lawyers who are on the front lines of the bat­tle to keep abor­tion safe and legal for mil­lions of Amer­i­can women. U.S. repro­duc­tive health clin­ics are fight­ing to remain open. Since 2010, 44 states and the Dis­trict of Colum­bia have passed mea­sures sub­ject­ing abor­tion providers to legal restric­tions not imposed on oth­er med­ical pro­fes­sion­als. The U.S. Supreme Court will decide in 2016 whether indi­vid­ual states may essen­tial­ly out­law abor­tion (Whole Woman’s Health v. Heller­st­edt). Despite this hos­tile envi­ron­ment the doc­tors, clin­ic own­ers and staff refuse to give up. This very mov­ing, char­ac­ter-dri­ven film inter­weaves the per­son­al sto­ries of physi­cians, clin­ic staff and lawyers behind these reg­u­la­to­ry bat­tles as well as the women they are deter­mined to help as they work to pre­serve abor­tion rights in a coun­try liv­ing with the mis­tak­en belief that Roe v. Wade still pro­tects a woman’s right to choose.

Released in 2016
Run­ning time: 90 minutes

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