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A QUIET INQUISITION
A Documentary Film about the Criminalization of Abortion
by Holen Sabrina Kahn & Alessandra Zeka
ABOUT THE FILM
At a public hospital in Managua, Nicaragua, Doctor Carla Cerrato, struggles with her conscience as she contends with the harrowing implications of a new law that prevents the termination of any pregnancy, even when the pregnant person's life is at stake. As she and her colleagues navigate the fears of prosecution and whether to the use medical protocols that enable them to save lives, the drama of the deadly impact of this law emerges, illuminating the reality of prohibition against the backdrop of a political, religious and historically complex national identity.
The story unfolds in Nicaragua, but the issues, repercussions and what is at stake for healthcare providers and their patients crosses borders.
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