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La justice en procès : l'affaire Morgentaler

La justice en procès : l'affaire Morgentaler

| 58 min

Ce long métrage documentaire utilise des scènes de reconstitutions d’événements pour faire revivre une cause célèbre qui a ébranlé le Dr Henry Morgentaler entre 1970 et 1976. Le film n'est pas un débat sur l'avortement; il n'absout ni ne condamne le moyen utilisé par le Dr Morgentaler pour défier la loi. Il permet cependant au spectateur de mieux comprendre les répercussions juridiques de l'affaire et de mieux connaître le médecin qui a mis en jeu sa carrière et sa liberté pour un principe qu’il défendait, à savoir le droit des femmes à disposer de leur corps.


Credits
  • director
    Paul Cowan
  • editing
    Paul Cowan
  • producer
    Adam Symansky
    Jefferson Lewis
    Paul Cowan
  • executive producer
    Robert Verrall
    Andy Thomson
  • script
    Jefferson Lewis
  • camera
    Paul Cowan
    Mike Mahoney
  • sound
    Jacques Drouin
  • sound editing
    Bernard Bordeleau
  • music recording
    Louis Hone
  • music editing
    Julian Olson
  • sound mixer
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Adrian Croll
  • narration
    Ronald France
  • music
    Alex Pauk
    Alexina Louie
  • cast
    Gabriel Gascon
    Michael Rudder
    Lisa Schwartz
    Jacques Thisdale
  • participation
    Mike Morgentaler
    Gwen Tolbart
    Claude-Armand Sheppard
    Henry Morgentaler

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Education

Ages 15 to 17

Civics/Citizenship - Human Rights
History and Citizenship Education - Civil Rights and Freedoms
Social Studies - Canadian Politics and Government

In a mock trial, split the class in half and debate a pro-life and a pro-choice standpoint. Their debate should include reasons for being pro or against abortion. In your debate, include whether you think the government has any say about abortions. Students can write an essay from the point of view of Henry Morgentaler defending his position. In a personal response, have students reflect on the following question: Would you say that Henry Morgantaler is the epitome of courage?

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