Battleground

Documentary Competition

World Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 105 MINUTES | English | English subtitles

BATTLEGROUND

Women, Documentary, Politics

Comprised of Gen Z activists, members of the Christian Right, and even some Democrats, there are powerful organizations across the US sharing a common goal: to render abortion illegal. This eye-opening documentary focuses on three women from distinctly different walks of life who are leading the charge in their quest to overturn Roe V. Wade, as they face down forces equally determined to safeguard women’s right to choose. Immersing the viewer in the anti-abortion side of the discourse, we bear witness to their well-organized networks, politically potent activism, and their policy gains under Trump. With first-rate access to protests, conferences, and recruiting campaigns, this may prove to be an illuminating portrayal of anti-abortion advocates for those on the other side of the debate.
A triumvirate of Tribeca alumni (director, producer, and screenwriter) return to the festival with this strong and timely film. Told with restraint and balance, director Cynthia Lowen seeks to clarify rather than condemn, and presents a new point of entry for this challenging topic. In the face of rapidly disappearing reproductive rights in America, this thought-provoking piece is certain to spark conversation about one of the most pressing issues of our times. --Karen McMullen

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Cynthia Lowen

Cynthia Lowen is the Emmy® nominated director of Netizens (HBOMax), a feature documentary about women and online harassment. She is also the producer and writer of Bully (The Weinstein Company), a feature documentary following five kids and families through a year in the life of America’s bullying crisis.

Director
Cynthia Lowen
Producer
Rebecca Stern, Cynthia Lowen
Screenwriter
Cynthia Lowen, Nancy Novack
Cinematographer
Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Barbie Leung
Composer
Gil Talmi
Editor
Nancy Novack
Executive Producer
Jeff Sobrato, Dexter Braff, Nicole Shipley, Ryan Harrington, Ruth Ann Harnisch
Associate Producer
Chrisi Hornback
Co-Producer
Steffie Van Rhee
Very Special Thanks
Cindy Meehl

CONTACTS

International Sales Contact
Eric Sloss
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212 204 7979
eric@cineticmedia.com
US Sales Contact
Eric Sloss
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212 204 7979
eric@cineticmedia.com