Underground Women’s State: film screening Wed 9th June. 7pm.

Since 1993 an anti-abortion law forbidding pregnacy terminations on social grounds has been in force in Poland. Meanwhile there are about 200,000 ‘illegal’ abortions performed each year. Access to safe medical proceedures comes down to money. Driven by the Catholic and Lutheran churches and right-wing politicians it is a law against the poor.

Even though abortions are so widespread, in spite of this restrictive criminalisation, there is no movement dedicated to changing the law in Poland. The authors of this film try to answer the question why this is the case, going back to the begginning of the 90s, showing grass roots struggles in the face of political compromises and government manipulation. The story is told through the tales of activists of the pro-choice movement from different generations.

‘Underground Women’s State’ wishes to become an audible voice for the right for women to decide about their lives. It wants to open a public debate, leading to the emergence of a civic movement for changing the law.

Trailer: click here
About the film and the people involved: film website

We will be screening the film along with Polish food and music, with discussion continuing on afterwards.

Please come, everyone is welcome.

Wed 9th June

Doors open: 7pm
Film Showing: 8pm

The Factory
2-8 Cave Street,
St Pauls,

Factory website: factory website
Directions to the Factory: directions to factory


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