Based on real events Ask for Jane tells the story of a group of young college women who developed an underground abortion network that helped over 11,000 women get illegal abortions in Chicago between 1969 and 1973.
The group that became the “Janes” started with a single woman in her University of Chicago dorm room in the mid-60s quietly providing the phone number of a reliable abortion doctor to anyone who asked for it. The organization grew into a group of women who operated like a spy network, using blindfolds and code names and secret locations to help over 11,000 women receive safe, illegal abortions in Chicago in the years 1969-1973. They even learned to perform abortions themselves.
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THE FILM WILL BE SHOWN AT TEMPLE EMETH, Windsor Road, Teaneck.
TALKBACK following the film will include Rachel Carey, director ; Cait Cortelyou, film producer & actress; Heather Booth, one of the original “Janes”; Angela Bonavoglia, award-winning author and journalist on women’s issues
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WRIC is proud to be a sponsor of this move, one in the line-up of movies at this year’s Teaneck International Film Festival (TIFF). TIFF draws over 3,000 filmgoers each year. Films and talkbacks illustrate what TIFF is about – making untouchable topics part of everyday conversation by addressing racism, oppression, the environment, the LGBTQ community, women’s concerns, immigration -- stories of the little guy whose story is not often heard. With the theme, Activism: Making Change, the festival is an excellent starting point for fostering appreciation of differences, understanding all that we share, and encouraging efforts to help make the world a better place.