Trapped (Dawn Porter, 2016)
Trapped is a fascinating insight into recent events in the USA, during the battle over so-called TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) laws. From the front line, doctors, clinic owners and staff tell us their inspiring stories as they fight to keep their clinics running while the powerful anti-choice lobby devise, on a weekly basis, more impossible standards, requirement and modifications. The prohibitive cost of TRAP laws have caused most clinics in Alabama and Texas to close, but this Sundance award-winning documentary allows us to view, from their unique perspective, the few that are still open; for now. This year, of all years, it is vital to screen a film that deals with reproductive (in)justice. Trapped is a lesson for us here in Ireland, that no matter what happens in 2018, the fight is not over.
The film will be preceded by short film The Condom Man, by Cara Holmes.