Women and Hollywood talked to director Dawn Porter about her timely, high-profile new documentary “Trapped.” The film takes its name from the hundreds of “TRAP” (targeted regulation of abortion providers) laws that have been passed by conservative state legislatures across the US — the constitutionality of which will be determined by a landmark Supreme Court case that kicked off March 2. A decision is expected in June.
Porter told us what it was like to be at the Supreme Court this week, to participate in the events surrounding the argument that will dictate the future of women’s reproductive rights.
The “Gideon’s Army” helmer also discussed how films can impact politics and the unique roll out strategy and community screenings for “Trapped,” which won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking at Sundance 2016.
“Trapped” opens in theaters today in NY, LA and DC. This is a must-see. Find more information about how you can watch the doc by visiting its official site.
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