Director: Cynthia Lowen Run Time: 105 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Alexis McGill Johnson, Jenna King, Nancy Northup
Country: United States
About the film:
World Premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.
This June, the Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade, ending 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion in the United States. In Battleground, documentarian Cynthia Lowen investigates how our country arrived here, when 7 in 10 Americans support access to legal abortion. The film follows three women who lead formidable anti-abortion organizations in their single-minded quest to overturn Roe v. Wade, as they face down forces equally determined to safeguard women’s access to safe and legal abortions.
“Messy, personal, timely, brimming with ideas, overflowing with pain, and without answers: that’s the debate, and that’s the doc.”
—Kate Erbland for IndieWire
About the filmmaker:
Cynthia Lowen is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and award-winning writer whose work uses the power of story to catalyze meaningful change. She directed and produced Netizens (2018) about women and online harassment, and she wrote and co-produced Bully (2011) following five kids and families through a year in the life of America’s bullying crisis. Her documentary on the fight for the future of abortion in America, Battleground (2022), premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. Lowen is also the author of “The Cloud That Contained the Lightning”, winner of the National Poetry Series. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York with an MFA.See our upcoming films