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A film by Dawn Porter

Runtime: 90 minutes

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U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open.

Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary laws, clinics have taken their fight to the courts.

As the U.S. Supreme Court decides in 2016 whether individual states may essentially outlaw abortion (Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt), Trapped follows clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.

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Press Quotes

"... a POWERFUL and persuasive rendering of a CORNER OF HEALTH CARE UNDER SIEGE." - The New York Times

RIVETING, powerful and TIMELY AS HELL.” — Flavorwire

“Aimed squarely at an ENDURING NATIONAL CONVERSATION.” — Variety

“Has an almost eerie timing...” — Los Angeles Times

“Among the most anticipated documentaries at Sundance.” — NonFics

“Among Sundance’s feature documentaries that push into the hard, human realities of highly contentious issues.” -BuzzFeed

“A powerful and infuriating look at how insidious the right wing in America has become.” — IndieWire


Notable Reviews

"Porter succeeds in illustrating the severe toll political debates can take on the lives of both patients and healthcare professionals."


 ‘Trapped,’ A Documentary, Looks At Abortion Clinics In The South - The New York Times

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