The Janes (2022)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Social Issues, Women's Health  |   Release Date - Jun 8, 2022 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Farida Ezzat

The documentary tells the story of JANE, a secret abortion service network established by women in the seventies. During the pre-Roe v. Wade era, when abortions were banned by the state and church, the network used a series of code names and safe houses to provide women in need with illegal abortions. JANE successfully helped over ten thousand women gain access to affordable abortions. The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival in 2022.

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Keywords

abortion, feminism, social-injustice, social-issues, women's-issues, Women's-Liberation

Attributes

High Historical Importance