Pro-Choice Sundance Docu ‘Trapped’ Acquired For Theaters, TV

Trilogy Films

Ro*Co Films, Abramorama, Film Sprout and Independent Lens have sealed a deal to distribute Trapped,  Dawn Porter’s pro-choice documentary that won a Special Jury Award at Sundance. The film will open March 4 in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., with additional markets added during the spring.

Trapped posterPBS’ Independent Lens will air Trapped in June to coincide with the announcement of the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the case that will determine the constitutionality of “TRAP” laws (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers).

Trapped looks at the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of a battle to keep abortion safe and legal. It won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking at Sundance last week.

“When I first heard what was happening in some of the Southern states and the challenges forced upon these clinicians, I knew I had to tell their stories,” Porter said. “The need for safe spaces, both medically and emotionally, is paramount for women to have access to health care.”

Abramorama will handle theatrical distribution for the documentary from Trilogy Films, Big Mouth Productions, Cedar Creek Productions and Chicken & Egg Pictures.

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