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Three women lead the charge in their single-minded quest to overturn Roe v. Wade, as they face down forces equally determined to safeguard women's access to safe and legal abortions.
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March 04, 2023 at 03:03 PM
Deniers Gonna Hate This
The creative team has met the challenges of this film with nuance and journalistic integrity, depicting its subjects' views accurately while applying a sharp critical lens. BATTLEGROUND respects that people have come to their deeply-held positions on abortion from diverse backgrounds, experiences and beliefs. Viewers from all sides will probably strongly disagree with some of the voices in the film, and that's OK - hearing from people with different points of view is a healthy part of our democracy. However, imposing one's personal beliefs on others' healthcare decisions through gerrymandering, stigma, voter-suppression, misinformation and other methods is not.
BATTLEGROUND is fundamentally the story of how a minority of people are manipulating the levers of power to subvert our democracy and advance their agenda against the will of the majority. While the film depicts the clash of abortion and politics in America, it is really about the erosion of our democratic systems and the disintegration of the separation between church and state.
The team behind this film are unwilling to accept an America where women's and pregnant people's lives are gambled with for political gain. If people do not understand the motivations and machinations that have created this situation, we will be unable to change it. That means fostering civic engagement at all levels, shifting culture, engaging the next generation with the same vigor as the anti-abortion movement is and exposing the detrimental outcomes when abortion is politicized.
As the producer and writer of Bully and the director of Netizens, I have a record of creating films that transcend political affiliations and catalyze measurable change. BATTLEGROUND is a unique opportunity to unleash a national dialogue about the future of American democracy and abortion rights - and inspire audiences to effective and focused action.