Virginia is no stranger to constricted access to abortions for women. With ultrasound requirements as well as medically unnecessary facility updates, the Commonwealth has seen a number of clinics close in the wake of conservative-lead legislation over the last few years.
Now, an award winning new documentary spotlighting the recent attacks on reproductive rights is coming to the Richmond Triangle Player’s theatre and it’s sure to be an educational, interesting, and at times heartbreaking experience.
Check out the trailer for Trapped below:
Trapped will come to Richmond Saturday, 5/14, at RTP. A facebook event has been created and below are some details about the event taken from that page – see you all there next Saturday!:
Women United and The Women’s Mercury in partnership with the ACLU of VA, NaralVA, Planned Parenthood and ProgressVA are proud to bring this film to Richmond for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY.
Doors open at 11 a.m. for drinks and bagels (for purchase through RTP in their lovely space!) The film begins at noon. A panel discussion/talkback follows.
Panelists to be announced.
Trapped is a feature-length documentary from director Dawn Porter, whose previous work includes Gideon’s Army — the Emmy and Independent Spirit Award-nominated film about public defenders in the Deep South — and Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper.
Trapped premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking. The film will participate in other festivals, screen in select theaters and be shown at community screenings through out 2016.
Trapped has an astonishing 100% “fresh” rating from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes!
Proceeds go to support the The Women’s Mercury’s upcoming theatre projects in support of women. Join the Women United facebook group to keep informed of how you can get involved in policies that affect you on the national and local levels.