The documentary “Verde-Esperanza: legal abortion in Latin America”, by Maria Lutterbach, will be released this Monday (25), at 7 pm, at Cine Brasília, followed by a debate on the topic. Participation is free.
Co-produced by Gênero e Número and the production company Filmes da Fonte, with support from the Feminist Center for Studies and Advice (Cfemea), the film draws on the experiences of Argentina, Colombia and Brazil to trace the struggles for legal abortion in Latin America.
With interviews, data and context, the documentary shows the moment of each country: Brazil, which fights to guarantee access to legal abortion in three cases and not allow any regression in legislation; Argentina, which decriminalized abortion in 2020, with services in the country now being provided without any constraints to women; and Colombia, which, in February 2022, decriminalized termination up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The three experiences indicate paths and strategies for defending the rights of women and people who are pregnant.
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At the end of the exhibition, there will be a debate on the challenges and strategies of the abortion issue in Brazil, with the participation of Clara Wardi, from the Feminist Center for Studies and Advice (Cfemea); Gabriela Rondon, from Anis Instituto de Bioética; Thaisa Magalhães, from the National Front against the Criminalization of Women and for the Legalization of Abortion (FNPLA); Ramênia Vieira, from Coletivo Intervozes; and deputy Érika Kokay (PT/DF), from the Anti-Racist Feminist Parliamentary Front.
“Girls, women and people capable of carrying a child who decide to terminate a pregnancy in Brazil continue to be exposed to violence and the risk of death, even when the law should protect them. It is black, marginalized and impoverished people who suffer most from the consequences of the State, which is why it is so urgent to expand and qualify the debate on the right to safe abortion in Brazil”, highlights the director of the documentary Maria Lutterbach.
Source: BdF Distrito Federal
Editing: Flávia Quirino