On May 12, 2011, the annual March for Life rally was held in Ottawa. The March for Life is an anti-choice event, consisting of a rally at Parliament Hill and a march through the streets of downtown Ottawa. When my friend invited me to a pro-choice counter-protest, I knew I had to go.
With the recent challenges to abortion laws and availability in the United States, we cannot forget the importance of having access to safe, legal abortions. What women must suffer through to procure an illegal abortion is appalling, and is wonderfully depicted in the 2007 Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days, directed by […]
The 82nd Academy Awards will forever hold a special significance for me. Kathryn Bigelow’s win for Best Director showed me that women in mainstream Hollywood are capable of producing excellent films worthy of recognition, and gave me a filmmaking role model.