Choices / Voices

WIE WIR WOLLEN

Czech premiere

One possible measure of a state’s development is its approach to women’s rights. It may therefore come as a surprise that abortion is illegal in Germany.

This situation in Germany is determined by Section 218 of the Criminal Code, which is regularly the subject of heated debates, disputes and demonstrations. Although it has been amended several times to ensure that abortion is not punished if certain conditions are met, it remains illegal. In practice, this means that the state actively enters people’s lives and often complicates an already difficult situation – with the sole aim of reducing the number of abortions. Members of the Berlin feminist group KINOKAS have recorded the testimonies of dozens of women who openly share their experiences of abortion. From this mosaic a clear call for the right to decide freely about one’s body, life and future emerges.

Impact

There are still far too many countries that significantly restrict women’s right to abortion. The fact that Germany is one of them due to a law dating from the mid-19th century is especially surprising, as uncovered by the documentary Choices/Voices. However, there are several initiatives through which you can contribute to improving the overall situation around the world. Whether it is a group of Polish women living in the Czech Republic who call themselves Ciocia Czesia, the Irish Abortion Rights Campaign or the worldwide Safe Abortion campaign. All you need to do is choose. 

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About the film

Germany
2021 / 98 min.

Director
Sara Maria Dutch, Melanie Sien Min Lyn

Language
German

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Sara Maria Dutch

Sara Maria Dutch

2021 - Choices / Voices
Melanie Sien Min Lyn

Melanie Sien Min Lyn

2021 - Choices / Voices

Screenings

26. 3.
18:00 h
Praha: Bio Oko
Discussion
Melanie Sien Min Lyn, director
Aline Amélie Lucie Bonvin, editor
29. 3.
21:00 h
Praha: Městská knihovna MS
31. 3.
19:45 h
Praha: Evald
Discussion
Sara Maria Dutch, director

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