Three women overcome self-judgment and a subtle, pervasive stigma to share their profound personal stories of abortion.
A carefree teenager and a hard-working woman discover the same news; they’re pregnant. One feels horrified, the other exhilarated. Both choose abortion.
Divulging their private thoughts, they reveal their hidden internal turmoil. One feels punished for her carelessness, but unwilling to relinquish her youth, the other unprepared for her urge to protect what’s within her, yet forced to make a decision.
Many women experience abortion but silence surrounds it. Willing to share their stories, they won’t risk the personal costs of being identified. The filmmaker shows her face, and with it a new perspective on the subtle stigma, and difficult truth of abortion.
This film was made as part of the national Raw Nerve Initiative, funded by Screen Australia and supported by Wide Angle Tasmania. It is currently on the festival circuit has screened at Byron Bay Film Festival, World of Women Film Festival, Flickerfest 2013 and won best short film at the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air film festival 2013.
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