Re: looking for suggested videos on abortion

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Tue, 19 Nov 2002 12:50:17 -0800 (PST)

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>Hi Renee

Well...problem is, the anti-abortion works out there are pretty damn grim
and hysterical...often produced by fundamentalist Christian groups (eg
Massacre of Innocence and The Silent Scream).

As far as other stuff, I like

The Fragile Promise of Choice: Abortion in the United States Today.
Vignettes from around the United States, news footage
and interviews
combine to show how restrictive legislation, funding
cutbacks, violence
against clinics, and the political successes of the
Pro-life movement is
affecting abortion's availability and how activists and
clinicians are working
to preserve access to abortion. 1996. 57 min. Women
Make Movies

When Abortion was Illegal: Untold Stories.
Presents a portrait of the times before Roe v. Wade
when profound social
stigma surrounded both abortion and unwed motherhood.
Makes a strong
case for choice as a fundamental democratic right.
1992. 28 min. Video/C
2884 Women Make Movies

Casting the First Stone.
This documentary attempts, by means of interviews with
both proponents
and opponents of abortion in a Pennsylvania town, to
show some of the
differences in the ways people weight the value of
human life. c1991. 58
min. Video/C 2628 First Run Icarus Films

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
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Hi Renee

Well...problem is, the anti-abortion works out there are pretty damn grim and hysterical...often produced by fundamentalist Christian groups (eg Massacre of Innocence and The Silent Scream).

As far as other stuff, I like

The Fragile Promise of Choice: Abortion in the United States Today.
                   Vignettes from around the United States, news footage and interviews
                   combine to show how restrictive legislation, funding cutbacks, violence
                   against clinics, and the political successes of the Pro-life movement is
                   affecting abortion's availability and how activists and clinicians are working
                   to preserve access to abortion. 1996. 57 min.   Women Make Movies

When Abortion was Illegal: Untold Stories.
                   Presents a portrait of the times before Roe v. Wade when profound social
                   stigma surrounded both abortion and unwed motherhood. Makes a strong
                   case for choice as a fundamental democratic right. 1992. 28 min. Video/C
                   2884  Women Make Movies

Casting the First Stone.
                   This documentary attempts, by means of interviews with both proponents
                   and opponents of abortion in a Pennsylvania town, to show some of the
                   differences in the ways people weight the value of human life. c1991. 58
                   min. Video/C 2628   First Run Icarus Films


Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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