SJFF 2022 – BLOCK 10 – Abortion: Add to Cart [Hybrid]
Watch in person: Oct. 1 at 9:30pm
$13 General Admission
$5 – $25 Sliding Scale
$50 – $125 Sliding Scale
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Abortion: Add to Cart
West Coast Premiere!
(Jessica Sarah Flaum, US, 2022, 35 min, in English)
CW: descriptions of abortion
Abortion: Add to Cart is a documentary exploring self-managed abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol and the emergence of telehealth.
This short documentary explores the marketplace circumventing regulations to provide abortion pills over the internet. We will follow two storytellers, Alice and Ari through their self-managed abortion experiences. Alice self-managed her abortion through Aid Access, a Dutch organization. Conversely, Ari, a trans-masculine non-binary storyteller, recalls a self-managed abortion experience before these resources were available. We speak with various organizations such as Plan C and If/When/How who support those looking to self-manage. Doctors weigh in on the abortion pill and FDA regulations that prevent it from becoming widely available. Lastly, we investigate the emergence of telehealth, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what the future of abortion looks like.
Header photo credit: Abortion: Add to Cart, dir. Jessica Sarah Flaum
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The Forbidden Call
West Coast Premiere!
(AnaMichele Morejon, US, 2022, 8 min, in English)
CW: religious commentary, prejudice, intolerance
A woman follows a calling only men can answer, to be a priest in the Catholic Church. With stark opposition from the Vatican, Diane Whalen risks losing the only faith community she has ever known.
(Navid Nikkhah Azad, Iran & Spain, 2021, 12 min, in English & Persian with English subtitles)
Inspired by true events, The Recess explores gender oppression in Iranian society.
(Vanessa Payri, Canada, 2021, 15 min, in French with English subtitles)
Voices rise, mingle, echo. It is time to come out of the silence, to bear the weight of it. It is now time for us to listen to them; to help them live, and no longer just survive in the shame of their sexual assault.
MOTHER / POLE (MATKA / POLKA)
West Coast Premiere!
(Joanna Suchomska, Poland, 2022, 15 min, in Polish with English subtitles)
CW: mention of abuse; mention of sexual violence; mention of abortion
MOTHER / POLE (MATKA / POLKA) is a meditation on what it means to be a woman in today’s Polish society. As a collection of stories – all verbatim – from waiting rooms, gynecology chairs, abortion clinics, and bedrooms, the documentary bears witness to everyday acts of patriarchy and systemic violence. Adopting a poetic visual language, MATKA / POLKA breaks the taboo around the experiences, emotions and identity of Polish women who have faced the country’s strict reproductive policy and social prejudices to make decisions about their own life and body.
** This film will screen in person only **
(Katayoun Parmar, Iran, 2022, 14 min, in Persian with English subtitles)
A young girl in pursuit of dancing faces problems along her path…