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Shouting Down Midnight

2022 1h 37m Documentary List
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In 2013, women shared real stories to help Texas State Senator Wendy Davis filibuster in defense of Texas women's access to reproductive healthcare. As the capitol filled to capacity for the first time in its history, and people all over the world tuned in, Sen. Davis read testimony from women strongly opposed to the bill which would effectively force draconian, pre-Roe v. Wade conditions on women again. The bill ultimately passed, but not before Texas women -- and the men who love them -- made it clear that day that the Texas legislature had gone too far. Forcing debate on the bill provided citizens a view of the process and a role in demanding accountability from their elected representatives. People were activated. Lives were transformed. History was made. Our characters are women whose letters Senator Davis read during the filibuster, Senator Davis herself, and one young activist who chose her fate that day. Since then, we've followed these women to understand how that day changed their lives, and why the fight for reproductive freedom is more important than ever. Read More Read Less

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Vivie Behrens Austin Chronicle Thoughtful, heartfelt, and informative, Shouting Down Midnight not only highlights Wendy Davis’ laborious effort to protect women’s rights, but also celebrates the fortitude of an engaged Texan constituency. Mar 14, 2022 Full Review Lovia Gyarkye Hollywood Reporter Stoeltje observes the challenges of organizing around such a contentious issue with the same care as the triumphs. Mar 13, 2022 Full Review Louisa Moore Screen Zealots A very divisive political documentary about abortion rights from a director who understands the significance of her story. Apr 11, 2022 Full Review Kyle Bain Film Threat Shouting Down Midnight is relevant, eye-opening, and knows what it wants to be. Rated: 7/10 Mar 13, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In 2013, women shared real stories to help Texas State Senator Wendy Davis filibuster in defense of Texas women's access to reproductive healthcare. As the capitol filled to capacity for the first time in its history, and people all over the world tuned in, Sen. Davis read testimony from women strongly opposed to the bill which would effectively force draconian, pre-Roe v. Wade conditions on women again. The bill ultimately passed, but not before Texas women -- and the men who love them -- made it clear that day that the Texas legislature had gone too far. Forcing debate on the bill provided citizens a view of the process and a role in demanding accountability from their elected representatives. People were activated. Lives were transformed. History was made. Our characters are women whose letters Senator Davis read during the filibuster, Senator Davis herself, and one young activist who chose her fate that day. Since then, we've followed these women to understand how that day changed their lives, and why the fight for reproductive freedom is more important than ever.
Director
Gretchen Stoeltje
Producer
Katy Drake Bettner, Kristi Frazier
Genre
Documentary
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 37m