Running Time: 83min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Knight Competition
Filmmaker Dawn Porter won the festival’s top documentary prizes for Gideon’s Army her penetrating look at America’s broken system of public defenders. She has a flair for finding memorable characters fighting against the odds. Now she applies her skills to an issue that’s heading for a major Supreme Court decision and couldn’t be more timely in this election year.
If you thought Roe v Wade guaranteed a choice for women, think again. Across America, especially in the south, abortion clinics are in a fight for survival. Since 2010, conservative lawmakers have sought to make their states “abortion free” by introducing hundreds of anti-choice bills.
Trapped focuses on two Southern reproductive health clinics, following the doctors and administrators who conduct their business under threats to their safety. Once again, Porter succeeds at framing a tough topic with documentary artistry that sends you out of the theater feeling galvanized to play a greater role in the democratic process. – Thom Powers
This film is also part of Knight Documentary Achievement Award.
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Director: Dawn Porter
Producer: Marilyn Ness, Summer Damon
Screenwriter: Dawn Porter, Sari Gilman
Cinematographer: Chris Hilleke, Nadia Hallgren
Editor: Sari Gilman, Katie Flint