Tag Archives: Abortion

September 17

TIFF 2014: The Tribe

When the title card appeared on screen announcing that The Tribe tells its tale in sign language, with no dialogue and no subtitles, a young woman in the audience made a comical remark clearly intended to create a fake sense of shock. At the 9:45 PM screening the crowd was clearly getting a bit loopy […]

July 02

Netflix Pick: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Set in 1987 Communist Romania, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is a 2007 Romanian film that follows two college friends on their mission to carry out an illegal abortion. While the plot is fairly simple and straightforward, the movie is filmed in a way that you feel every emotion along with the two […]

April 24

Hot Docs Review: Vessel

Fresh off of its debut at SXSW Film Festival, where it won both the audience award for documentary and a special jury citation for “political courage”, Vessel is an electrifying look at Dr. Rebecca Gomperts’ activist group Women on Waves. Founded in 1999, Women on Waves is an organization that aims to offer safe abortions […]