• Backroom Troubles

Backroom Troubles

  • $35.95
Duration: 50 minutes  
Year: 1998
Aspect Ratio: 4:3

Andrea Bosshard and Shane Loader 

A history of illegal abortion in New Zealand.
Spanning a period of fifty years, women who could be our mothers, sisters, daughters or grandmothers talk frankly about the circumstances that drive them to seek illegal abortions and the often traumatic results. Interwoven with historical photographs and newsreel footage, the stories expose how the reality of women's lives were counterposed to what was socially and morally expected of them.

Moving, shocking, and frequently ironical, this is the only documentary to explore the unchartered territory of illegal abortion in New Zealand.