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Abortion: Stories Women Tell


World Premiere

USA | 93 MINUTES | English |


Female Director(s), Documentary
In 1973, the US Supreme court decision Roe v. Wade gave every woman the right to have an abortion. Since 2011, over half the states in the nation have significantly restricted access to abortions. In 2016, abortion remains one of the most divisive issues in America, especially in Missouri, where each year sees more restrictions. Award winning director and Missouri native Tracy Droz Tragos sheds new light on the contentious issue, with a focus not on the debate, but rather on the women themselves: those struggling with unplanned pregnancies, the providers who show up at clinics to give medical care, as well as the activists on the sidewalks hoping to sway decisions and lives.

Abortion: Stories Women Tell portrays an intimate window into the lives of these women through their personal stories, which come to life brilliantly through the gentle and respectful approach by the filmmaker and her team. Some are heartbreaking and tender, some are bleak and frightening, while others simply inform us of the strength and capacity of young women to overcome and persevere through often-tragic circumstances.

—Deborah Rudolph


Directed by Tracy Droz Tragos

Tracy Droz Tragos is an award-winning independent filmmaker. With Rich Hill (2014, Sundance Grand Jury Prize), Tragos explored rural poverty through the intimate lens of vulnerable adolescents. Her first film was Be Good, Smile Pretty (2004, Emmy for Best Documentary), about her family’s grief, thirty-five years after the Vietnam War.
Tracy Droz Tragos
Tracy Droz Tragos
Christopher Roldan, Monique Zavistovski, Dan Duran
Kamau Bilal, Judy Phu
Executive Producer
Sheila Nevins
Nathan Halpern
Dan Duran
Supervising Producer
Sara Bernstein


Print Source
Dan Duran
Dinky Pictures
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone: 714 403 7499
Press Contact
Veronica Van Pelt
New York, New York 10001
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