CHICAGO — Doc10, Chicago’s annual ten-film documentary festival, opens May 19, 2022, with an event ripped from the headlines. “The Janes” is the story of a Chicago collective in the late 1960s to early 1970s that offered abortions in the pre-Roe v. Wade. Click on DOC10 for more details and the full list of movies.
“The Janes” is about The Jane Collective of Chicago, operating from 1968 to 1973. The feminist group began making abortions safe and available to women through underground channels, during a time when the procedure was illegal in Illinois (and most of the United States). until Roe v Wade), through laws determined by the patriarchy. Using a male practitioner, then learning to abort themselves, the ancient “Janes” tell the story of a period for women’s health that now feels like the Stone Age…except when you look at repressive laws against women who perpetuate themselves AGAIN by the patriarchy. The question is who can get an abortion then and now… only those who can afford to travel out of state, making it illegal for all women again. A must-see film in these troubled times. Directors Emma Pildes and Tia Lessin, along with members of The Jane Collective, will be on hand for a post-film Q&A.
‘The Janes’ is the opening night film of Doc10 Fest on May 19, 2022
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Trailer for “The Janes”…
Doc10 movie premieres TEN highly selected documentary films in Chicago. Since 2015, Doc10 has built a reputation as a premier festival on the awards circuit. The festival is organized by the Chicago Media Project (CPM), a non-profit, member-supported organization that provides excellent documentary film and social impact media in Chicago – as well as nationally – to promote, generate interest and drive engagement. for documentary projects through many unique avenues.