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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.

1984, 54 min 50 s

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Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Human Sexuality
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 27 to June 1 1986, New York - USA

ADATE Award - Category: Best Editing (Toni Trow)
Festival de l'audiovisuel québécois ADATE (Association pour le développement de l'audiovisuel et de la technologie en éducation
October 23 1985, Montréal - Canada

Certificate of Merit Award to Gail Singer - Category: Films made by the State
Festival de l'audiovisuel québécois ADATE (Association pour le développement de l'audiovisuel et de la technologie en éducation
October 23 1985, Montréal - Canada

Certificate of Special Merit
Academy of Motion Picture - Special Tribute
June 17 1985, Hollywood - USA

Grand Prize - with a cash prize of 1,000$US
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
April 11 to 27 1985, San Francisco - USA

Public's Award
Visions du Réel / Festival international du cinéma documentaire
October 13 to 20 1984, Nyon - Switzerland