De buik, waar het allemaal begint.
Niet alleen het leven, ook de politiek begint bij de buik.
Alhoewel de 20ste eeuw in het teken stond van vrouwenemancipatie, en abortus in veel Europese, Aziatische en Noord-Amerikaanse landen werd gelegaliseerd in de loop van de jaren 70, blijkt de zeggenschap over het eigen lichaam toch geen onoverwinnelijk feit.
Een spiksplinternieuwe wet in Texas zorgt maakt abortus vanaf zes weken zwangerschap illegaal; Trump heeft de geldkraan dichtgedraaid voor internationale NGO’s die abortusdiensten verlenen of informatie over abortussen aan bieden; En ook in Nederland is gebleken dat de christelijke organisatie Siriz (die voort komt uit de anti-abortuslobby) op aandringen van de SGP anderhalf miljoen euro per jaar ontving.
Tijd voor wat bewustwording op dat witte doek, waakzaamheid is geboden!
The belly, that’s where it all starts.
Not only life, but also politics starts with the belly.
Even though the 20th century was all about women emancipation as abortion was legalised in European, Asian and North-American countries during the 70’s, abortion does not seem to be as self-evident human right.
A brand new law in Texas illegalized abortion after six weeks of pregnancy; Trump bans international NGOs with US funding from providing abortions or offering information; And even in the Netherlands it was shown that a christian anti-abortion organization Siriz received 1,5 million euro a year from the government.
It’s about time to raise some awareness and project it up on the silver screen.
MONDAY 4 OCTOBER | 22:00
FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER | 14:30
Juno MacGuff (Elliot Page) is a feisty 16-year-old girl who becomes pregnant by the charming but inane Bleeker (Michael Cera). With the support of her father, her stepmother and her best friend Leah, she meets Mark and Vanessa Loring, whom she sees as the ideal adoptive parents.
MONDAY 11 OCTOBER | 22:00
FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER | 14:30
Over a three-year period – from 1979 to 1982 – the film follows the lives of four women through their seemingly desperate but also intertwined experiences, and in their attempts to solve their individual problems, the different faces of women in Filipino society are reflected.
MONDAY 18 OCTOBER | 22:00
FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER | 14:30
Romania, 1987, the brutal Ceausescu communist regime is in place; birth control is illegal and abortion is a crime punishable by death. Gabita is almost five months into an unwanted pregnancy and in meek desperation turns to her friend and roommate, Otilia for help in organizing an illegal termination. Unfortunate circumstances force the two women to use an unwanted male abortionist, Bebe. The bleakness of the storyline expresses a dark socio-political critique in the twilight years of a repressive dictatorship.
MONDAY 25 OCTOBER | 22:00
FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER | 14:30
This evening we are screening two shorts within the theme. Where Are My Children? is an old anti-abortion film. While prosecuting a doctor for the death of a client after an abortion, the prosecutor discovers that his wife helped her friends and her maid’s daughter obtain and pay for abortions from the doctor, and suspicion arises that she herself had an abortion too.
In Lili Alone we see Lili, a young mother, living with her gambling-addicted husband in a remote part of Sichuan. Lonely and poor, she moves to the city in an attempt to earn enough money to save her dying father.