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12th & Delaware

Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing / United States / 2010 / 80 ' / English


Enat Sidi
Katherine Patterson
Rachel Grady, Heidi Ewing, Christina Gonzalez, Craig Atkinson, Sara Bernstein & Sheila Nevins

Awards & Festivals

2010, Nomination, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival

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A compelling view of the ideological trench warfare that takes place at this crossroad, where women struggle to deal with unwanted pregnancy.


The seemingly sleepy intersection of Delaware Ave. and 12th St. in Fort Pierce, Fla. is ground zero for the ferocious abortion rights battle raging in America. On one corner stands the abortion clinic A Woman’s World; across the street is the Pregnancy Care Center, an ambiguously named pro-life outpost dedicated to heading off abortion seekers at the pass.On an unassuming corner in Fort Pierce, Florida, it’s easy to miss the insidious war that’s raging. But on each side of 12th and Delaware, soldiers stand locked in a passionate battle. On one side of the street sits an abortion clinic. On the other, a pro-life outfit often mistaken for the clinic it seeks to shut down.

Using skillful cinema-vérité observation that allows us to draw our own conclusions, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, the directors of Jesus Camp,expose the molten core of America’s most intractable conflict. As the pro-life volunteers paint a terrifying portrait of abortion to their clients, across the street, the staff members at the clinic fear for their doctors' lives and fiercely protect the right of their clients to choose. Shot in the year when abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was murdered in his church, the film makes these fears palpable. Meanwhile, women in need become pawns in a vicious ideological war with no end in sight.


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