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THE BUSINESS OF BIRTH CONTROL

Abby Epstein
US 2021    91'
⚬ Science & Technology ⚬ Society 

Synopsis

Sixty years after the pill revolutionized women's emancipation, THE BUSINESS OF BIRTH CONTROL examines the complex relationship between hormonal birth control and women’s health and liberation. The documentary traces the feminist movement to investigate and expose the pill's risks alongside the racist legacy of hormonal contraception and its ongoing weaponization against communities of color. Weaving together the stories of bereaved parents, body literacy activists and femtech innovators, the film reveals a new generation seeking holistic and ecological alternatives to the pill while redefining the meaning of reproductive justice.

Credits

Director

Abby Epstein

Producers

James Costa, Abby Epstein, Anna Kolber, Holly Grigg-Spall

Executive Producer

Ricki Lake

Cinematography

Mia Barker

Editors

Anne Alvergue, Kristen Nutile

Music 

Simone Giuliani

Festivals

DOC NYC 2021

 

Film Details

Runtime 91'
Spoken Languages English
Production Countries USA

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