TRAPPED

A FILM BY DAWN PORTER

Across America, but particularly in the South, abortion clinics are in a fight for their existence. Since 2010, legislators across America vowing to make their states "abortion free" have introduced hundreds of anti-choice bills. Caught in the political quagmire are millions of women of reproductive age, many of them poor and uninsured. Their only hope? The men and women fighting to fulfill the protections guaranteed by Roe v. Wade.

Why are StateS LIMITING Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care?

Trapped, the Sundance Festival Award-winning documentary about the assault on women's reproductive health access airs on the PBS series Independent Lens 10/9c Monday, June 20. Check local listings.

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TRAPPED AIRS WHERE I LIVE?

This site will help connect you to broadcasts of Trapped and other films on Independent Lens that are happening near you.

WHY ISN'T IT AIRING ON MY LOCAL PBS STATION?

While many PBS stations will air the film at 10/9c on June 20, others will not. In Alabama, where the effects of TRAP laws are felt by women every day, and where three out of the four people in the film live, the statewide PBS station will air Trapped at 3 a.m. on June 22.

We get it. Airing a film about abortion access is scary given the current political climate. But that's exactly why the filmmakers brought Trapped to PBS and are so proud to be part of the ITVS series Independent Lens, which is home to some of the mostimportant documentaries of our time. Our goal is to to inform the discourse around reproductive health and allow anyone in America to see, free of charge, what's at stake when TRAP legislation is enacted. That's why public media exists, right? To inform and educate, even when the topic is politically volatile.

Given the Supreme Court's impending decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, Trapped could not be more relevant; the film includes the very individuals and organizations involved in the Hellerstedt case. Critics call Trapped "...timely as hell" and major media outlets — from Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, to Nightline, to Upworthy — have shared clips with viewers, because the film is so uniquely linked with current events.

So, WHAT'S THE PLAN?

We are working hard to promote local broadcasts to our network of partners and supporters.

In cities where Trapped won't air, or won't air at a reasonable hour, we are hosting community screenings so local residents can still see the film in primetime. These events, happening in places like Huntsville, Des Moines, Cleveland, Orlando, Lansing, Sarasota, Biloxi, Reno, and Tallahasse, are just some of the more than 265 screenings we've hosted across the country this year.

IS THERE ANOTHER WAY TO WATCH?

Beginning June 21, Trapped will be available to stream for a limited time through the PBS Video Player.

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