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Feminist Fightback Filmclub presents: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join Feminist Fightback for a screening of Palme d’Or winner ‘4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days’ (1h 53m), a Romanian film by Cristian Mungiu, set during the final years of Nicolae Ceaușescu’s rule. Abortion was illegal in Romania at that time, and the film follows friends Otilia and Găbița as they attempt to obtain an illegal abortion on the black market when Găbița becomes pregnant. ‘4 Months…’ is a minimalist, realist portrayal of the danger pregnant people face in states which deny access to abortion.
When the film was released in 2007, abortion was still illegal in Ireland. In 2023, we’re in a world where Roe V Wade has been overturned, making abortion illegal in many states. The hard right around the world have put gender and reproductive justice at the centre of their discursive and policy agendas, attacking trans healthcare, information for young people about sexuality and ‘non-traditional’ families, alongside abortion rights. The US Supreme Court decision was a powerful and painful reminder that our rights are not settled, that we have to fight to keep what we have and to push for more. We have to fight if we don’t want abortion to look like scared, vulnerable, exploited people waiting in hotel rooms for procedures or drugs that they’re not sure are safe, risking criminalisation in the process.
We’ll be hosting a discussion after the film, which will be a great chance to find out more about the organising Feminist Fightback are doing around threats to reproductive justice in the UK. We’d love to you to join us.
Please note, the film contains scenes of medical procedures and sexual exploitation.
Exhibiting anger/ joy during the film at oppressive behaviour/ high points of struggle very much encouraged. Drinks and snacks will be available.
Suggested donations on the door £2/5/10 unwaged/waged/solidarity.
All genders welcome.
Doors open at 7pm.
Waterloo Action Centre is located at 14 Baylis Road, SE1 7A, close to Waterloo station, near to the Old Vic theatre. The closest tube and train station is Waterloo. The closest bus stops are Baylis road served by the 59 and 76 and The Old Vic served by the 1, 68, 168, 172, 176, 188, C10.
The event will take place in the mezzanine hall of Waterloo Action Centre which is on the first floor and is accessible via lift. Toilets are located on the ground floor of the centre.