Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa

About

At a Philadelphia abortion helpline, counselors answer nonstop calls from women who seek to end pregnancies but can’t afford to. In this documentary we learn how economic stigma and cruel legislation determine who has access to abortion.

Screens with Documentary Shorts Program 1

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY Shorts Programs

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 13 min

COMPANY Attie & Goldwater Productions

WEBSITE https://www.abortionhelplinedoc.com/

EMAIL janet.goldwater@gmail.com

PHONE (215) 688-3401

Credits

Directors
Editors

Artist Bio

Barbara Attie

Barbara Attie’s award-winning feature documentaries (with Janet Goldwater) include BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez (Emmy-nominated in 2016 and supported by the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program), Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter (ITVS, Sundance Institute DFP), Rosita, Maggie Growls (ITVS), Landowska, and Motherless: A Legacy of Loss from Illegal Abortion. Barbara co-directed Daring to Resist.


Janet Goldwater

Janet Goldwater’s award-winning feature documentaries (with Barbara Attie) include BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez (Emmy-nominated in 2016 and supported by the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program), Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter (ITVS, Sundance Institute DFP), Rosita, Maggie Growls (ITVS), Landowska, and Motherless: A Legacy of Loss from Illegal Abortion.


Mike Attie

Mike Attie’s short, Moment to Moment, premiered at Full Frame in 2019 and won jury awards at IFFBoston and SFDF. Mike was a 2014 Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program fellow. His feature, In Country, was supported by the program. Mike teaches film at the University of the Arts.