Birthright: A War Story


Birthright: A War Story (2017)


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This documentary looks at efforts to roll back women's reproductive rights in the United States. Directed by Civia Tamarkin.

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Tamarkin's point is clear: Women would do well to know their history before the future makes them regret it.

Sep 21, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

At first the doc feels like a recap as argument, unlikely to galvanize anyone. But through its haunting firsthand accounts, it becomes a wake-up call for people on both sides of the argument.

Jul 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Illuminating and enraging but marred by heavy-handed aesthetics.

Jul 17, 2017 | Full Review…

The message is clearly more important than how it is told.

Jul 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The film's real strength, however, is revealed a bit late, in a series of stark portraits of women who have faced prosecution as they sought to take care of themselves.

Jul 13, 2017 | Full Review…

The case histories are stacked to support the film's point of view, but that doesn't make them less painful.

Jul 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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