Raise awareness about abortion access

Host a Film Screening and Discussion 

A film screening, facilitated discussion, and perhaps even a speaker is an excellent way for NCJW members and supporters to learn more about an issue and ultimately take action for social change. 

We recommend screening the following films: 

  • Birthright: A War Story 
    • This documentary directed, executive produced, and written by Arizona Section President Civia Tamarkin examines how pregnant people are jailed, violated, and at risk of death as radical anti-abortion proponents tighten their grip on state legislatures and corporations across America.   
    • NCJW offers the following resources to facilitate both public and private screenings of the film:    
      • If you plan to host 25 or more people, to publicly advertise your event, or to sell tickets and use this screening as a fundraising opportunity, you will need to pay a public screening fee, which includes purchase of the film. You can also add a speaker affiliated with Birthright to your screening and discussion via Zoom or Skype. NCJW is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships for sections in good standing with their National Partnership Dues to cover this fee. Please contact Ari Solomon at asolomon@ncjw.org for more information.  
      • For smaller private gatherings appropriate for 5-10 people, you can stream the film on Hulu or purchase it on iTunes or Amazon. Use our House Meeting Facilitation Guide as you plan your event to help build relationships among team members and discover their strengths and leadership potential.  
      • For both private and public screenings, we encourage you to use our Birthright: A War Story Film Discussion Guide and reproductive health, rights, and justice action resources to provide a basis for discussion and help deepen your understanding of this critical issue.
  • Trapped 
    • Filmed from 2011 to 2013, this documentary directed by Dawn Porter tells the story of more than 300 laws meant to impede and regulate abortion providers moved through state legislatures. Southern abortion clinics were hit hardest. Trapped interviews doctors, patients, and nurses from the few remaining abortion clinics of Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama, and follows the legal battle they fought that reached the United States Supreme Court. 
    • For a film discussion guide and next steps to hosting this program, click here.