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Lake of Fire

Lake of Fire

Lake of Fire begins with a shot of an anti-abortion billboard brandishing the words “Enjoy Life.” No issue is so divisive in the United States as a woman’s right to an abortion, and the idea of “life” – in terms of an embryo or fetus’ status as a developed being, and in terms of the country’s political and ethical make-up – is at the heart of it. Lake of Fire, Tony Kaye’s personally financed documentary seventeen years in the making, forces one to face the most troubling aspects of the abortion debate in all its moral ambiguity and ideological fervor. Not without flaws and omissions, Kaye’s project is nonetheless entirely courageous, the work of a man sincerely anguished by America’s bitter conflict between generally religious pro-life proponents and secular pro-choice supporters, and sincerely committed to finding common ground on which to start a more constructive conversation about abortion.

Click here to read Michael Joshua Rowin’s review of Lake of Fire.

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