Dawn Porter’s Trapped is one of the docs we didn’t get a chance to see during Sundance, but it’s still one our most anticipated of the year. Especially after it won a Special Jury Prize for Social Impact Filmmaking at the fest, for “highlights a critical issue through intimate and passionate storytelling.”
Instead of a synopsis, the doc’s website spotlights the issue in focus:
U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 TRAP (Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) laws have been passed by conservative state legislatures. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary measures, 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 the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of a battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.
Trapped hits theaters beginning on March 4th. For info on where it’ll be playing then and after, go here. Meanwhile, watch Porter’s previous film, Gideon’s Army, on Netflix.