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La justice en procès : l'affaire Morgentaler - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB522024
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Adam Symansky, Jefferson Lewis, Paul Cowan, Robert Verrall, Andy Thomson
Directors:  Paul Cowan
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Civics, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Health and Medicine, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Language:  French
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1984
Running Time:  58:42

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A concise and captivating review of the legal battle waged by Dr. Henry Morgentaler in Québec and federal courts between 1970 and 1976. Through a combination of newsreel footage, interviews, and dramatic re-enactments (in which Dr. Morgentaler and his lawyer play themselves), this docudrama unravels the complexities of the case that began as a challenge to Canada's abortion law and turned into a precedent-setting civil rights case. The film also offers insight into the physician's motivation for defying the law and reveals how our judicial system responded to this emotionally charged challenge of the controversial abortion law.

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