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‘The Janes’: Inspiring Documentary about Pre-Roe/ProRoe Activism

Directors Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes mix archival footage from the 1960’s with modern-day interviews in The Janes, thereby creating an illuminating and extremely topical documentary. The Jane Collective was a group of Chicago women who provided care to thousands of women in the years immediately prior to the Roe versus Wade decision of 1972.… read more.

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Ask for Rachel: FF2 Interview with Filmmaker Rachel Carey

Guest Post by Diane  K. Martin

Rachel Carey is a writer, a playwright, and a filmmaker. Her feature film, Ask for Jane, covering an abortion collective in the years before Roe v. Wade, debuted in 2018 and is now streaming from Amazon, Apple, Google Play, and elsewhere.

In addition to several other plays and a television pilot, she has written a novel, Debt, published by Silver Birch Press and optioned for a TV series by the production company Calamity Jane.read more.

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Sophia’s SWAN Day 2020: Directing

The first time I watched Ask for Jane was at the Athena Film Festival, located in New York. In a place already filled with feminism and an inspirational atmosphere for woman’s power, Rachel Carey’s film played to a full audience.
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Columbia College Chicago premieres ‘Ask for Jane’

Columbia College Chicago’s Film Row Cinema and the Chicago Women’s History Center showcased the premiere of Ask For Jane on Saturday, September 28, in honor of International Safe Abortion Day. Writer/director Rachel Carey’s 2018 film, based on a true story, takes place in Chicago in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s when abortion is illegal in most states.read more.

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