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Unborn in the USA

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Provocative and bracing, Unborn in the USA provides a riveting look into the deep secrets and deep pockets of the pro-life movement.

Traveling across 35 states, the filmmakers are granted unprecedented access to pro-life groups, movement icons, fund-raising machines, and even into classes where university students are being groomed to carry empathetic, pro-life messages to campuses around the country. More than 70 exclusive interviews are interwoven with astonishing archival footage and startling street confrontations to document one of the most controversial social movements in American history.


Studio First Run Features
SKU 205079646
UPC 720229912846
UPC 14 00720229912846
Format DVD
Release Date 10/23/2007
Name Fell,Stephen
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
David Worrell - Original Music By
Joseph McKeel, et. al. - Cinematographer
Lindsey Sheren - Producer
Stephen Fell - Editor
Stephen Fell - Writer
Suzanne O'Malley - Executive Producer
Will Thompson - Editor
Will Thompson - Writer
Will Thompson - Director
ReviewSource Variety
Review Two Rice U. students, Stephen Fell and Will Thompson, assigned to make a documentary about a person they don't know, wind up embedded in the anti-abortion movement with seemingly limitless access to everything from tactical training courses to interviews with key members of the Army of God in "Unborn in the USA." Those expecting an expose of the pro-life movement in the vein of "Jesus Camp" may be disappointed, since the docu lacks a clearly defined center...Pic includes a generalized exploration of the anti-abortion crusade, rather desultorily incorporating historical footage and covering a broad spectrum of prominent right-to-lifers, from a homicidal rageaholic Army of God priest to the pacifist reverend who offers a reward for his capture...But docu's half-hearted attempt to achieve a journalistic overview disguises its true subject -- the undeniable propagandistic power of imagery. Pic's most intense moments focus on visual symbols, as posters of bloody fetuses go on the march against posters of wire hangers. The very success of a pro-life crisis center, sitting right next to a famous abortion clinic, depends on the use of sonogram readouts that render embryos more convincingly baby-like.
Reviewer Ronnie Scheib
ReviewRating 7
Product Attributes
Actor Fell,Stephen
Label First Run Feature
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
David Edelstein, New York Magazine Critic's choice! Whatever your views on need to hear the subjects of this film.
Noel Murray, The Onion A.V. Club ...a clear undertone of alarm about the pervasiveness of the pro-life movement...all of its subjects speak their piece...
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