Abortion: Stories from North and South

Abortion: Stories from North and South

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Women have always sought ways to terminate unwanted pregnancies, despite powerful patriarchal structures and systems working against them. This film provides a historical overview of how church, state and the medical establishment have determined policies concerning abortion. From this cross-cultural survey--filmed in Ireland, Japan, Thailand, Peru, Colombia, and Canada--emerges one reality: only a small percentage of the world's women has access to safe, legal operations.

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Abortion: Stories from North and South, Gail Singer, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Gail Singer
  • script
    Gail Singer
  • producer
    Signe Johansson
    Gail Singer
  • executive producer
    Kathleen Shannon
  • camera
    Susan Trow
  • sound
    Diane Carrière
  • editing
    Toni Trow
  • sound editing
    Jackie Newell
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • narrator
    Dixie Seattle
  • music
    Maribeth Solomon
    Micky Erbe