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Abortion: Stories from North and South ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB524236
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Signe Johansson, Gail Singer, Kathleen Shannon
Directors:  Gail Singer
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Global Studies, Health and Medicine, Health and Medicine, Social Issues, Social Studies, Women's Studies, World History
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1984
Running Time:  54m 50s

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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.

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