December 14, 2009
Film Seeks 'Honest Debate' on Abortion
South Dakota, opening in 2010, seems to take a pro-life stance in the end
The film, according to its website, tells "two dramatic stories about unplanned pregnancies along with sound bites of passionate pro choice and pro life advocates. . . . Through fast paced clips from documentary interviews with a wide range of political, scientific, legal and cultural experts who passionately share their views, [director Bruce] Isacson assembles sound bites like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to accentuate the labyrinthine nature of the situation faced by each young woman. The emotional conclusion of each story leaves audiences with a profoundly new understanding of a woman’s right to choose."
Director Isacson says, "I made the decision not to manipulate the audience with my personal opinions, but to allow moviegoers to reach their own conclusion about a 'woman’s right to choose' after viewing the film."
At a recent screening for 1,000 high school girls in Los Angeles, the majority spoke out against abortion, according to The Los Angeles Times.
The film, which is eyeing a 2010 release but has not yet found a distributor, is being promoted by Motive Entertainment, which previously has handled promotion for such films as The Passion of the Christ, Expelled, and the Narnia films.
Here's the trailer: