Politicians continue to exploit the issue of abortion to energize their "base", and media are drawn to the noise and excess found at the fringes - generating only more heat as battle lines and stereotypes are further reinforced.
Instead of driving the audience deeper into fixed positions, "Beyond the Politics of Life and Choice" moves the conversation on abortion out of the trenches and into a safe space, where people with opposing views an meet to better understand the deep concerns of the other.
This hour long documentary defuses the issue and changes the tone as activists on both sides, legal experts, leading religious thinkers, college and seminary students, and women who have personally faced the abortion dilemma, all bring surprising new insights into territory we often run away from because it is so fraught with tension, prejudice, shame, and fear.
Beyond the Politics of LIFE & CHOICE: A New Conversation About Abortion (2007)
Duration: 60 minutes
Directed by John Ankele & Anne Macksoud
Where to Rent/Buy
- Vimeo from $1.99