The Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project is relaunching the timeless and timely documentary, Motherless: a legacy of loss from illegal abortion. This 27-minute documentary film by Janet Goldwater and Barbara Attie depicts the experiences of four children who lost their mothers to unsafe and illegal abortion before Roe v. Wade. Exactly 20 years after the film’s creation, the relaunch seeks to remind us of the relevance that the issues raised in Motherless continue to have in today’s political climate.
Motherless’ impact depends on people watching the film and starting a dialogue. You can help spread the message of Motherless by sharing the film’s website on your personal Facebook page and Twitter profile tonight! October 22nd through 28th, we invite supporters to make their voices heard on issues related to reproductive health in our Watch Motherless Twitter festival and blog carnival, where supporters will submit blog posts and tweets throughout the week that will aim to bring the issues discussed in Motherless to the forefront of the political conversation. Visit us on Twitter @watchmotherless , our Watch Motherless website, or Facebook for more details on how to participate. Blog posts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 19th!
Hosting your own house party with 10 or 20 of your closest friends or classmates is another great way to take action and empower those around you to get involved in this issue. See instructions for hosting a house party on the website. Want to get involved in the discussion about Motherless without hosting a house party? Join us for a Watch Motherless Party on October 29th where we will discuss the role the film plays in the current political climate surrounding reproductive rights.