Experimental / 12:00 / 2024

Director: Lynne Sachs
Editor: G. Anthony Svatek

Intimate confessions, paired with experimental choreography outside a woman’s clinic in Memphis, offer a glimpse into post Roe v. Wade America.

In the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, “Contractions” takes us to Memphis, Tennessee where we contemplate the discontinuation of abortion services at a women’s health clinic. We listen to an obstetrician and a reproductive rights activist who movingly lay out these vital issues. We watch 14 women and their male allies who witness and perform with their backs to the camera. In a state where a woman can no longer make decisions about her own body, they can only “speak” with the full force of their collective presence.

A New York Times OpDocs Release

Select Screenings:
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Prismatic Ground
Cosmic Rays