I’m going to write more about this later. I saw Hush last night. Just quick this morning, let me give you the one word review. EXCELLENT.
It’s excellent. It’s a high quality, well-produced, extraordinarily thoughtful look at the possible physical and mental side effects of abortion for women.
It is near impossible to cut through the terrible din of people shouting about this issue. Near impossible, but this film may actually achieve a slight détente in the pro-life/pro-choice rhetoric. Indeed, that’s what it aims to do.
The film’s creator is herself pro-choice. So she comes to the issue asking questions. And she thoroughly researches the answers–giving respect to both sides in this dialogue of the deaf.
I’d say the biggest bombshell of the movie is the simple fact that major organizations like the National Cancer Institute have failed women. She was actually escorted out of the National Cancer Institute. She’s not a Michael Moore-style documentary maker–she’s thoughtful and respectful to abortion providers and pro-lifers throughout. That she was marched out spoke volumes to her, and to me too. Why not sit down and explain why there is no link between abortion and breast cancer, for example? They didn’t–so the film’s director Punam Kumar Gill goes ahead and does her own research on the topic. What she finds is disquieting and compelling.
After the movie, there was a panel discussion. Three women shared about their abortions and the outcomes for them. Brave to do so. One of them suffered 11 miscarriages and has only one son today. Eleven miscarriages. So important to hear their stories.
I’m going to think about how to host a viewing and you should too. What they need is money. From their Facebook page:
Saturday, APRIL 16 –
the date for our most exciting Crowd Fund ‘Perk’ – the chance to watch a private screening of the film prior to any other release AND from the comfort of your own home! On Saturday April 16th (available for 24 hours that day) we encourage you to invite a group of friends or family to watch the film online, and start some healthy conversation! All you have to do is give a donation to the Hush crowd fund p…age (www.indiegogo.com/at/hushdoc), claim your perk, and you’ll get an email from us a few days in advance with the link and individualized password for the online event!
Limited discount price for this Live Stream event!
The first 100 people who click on the “Secret Perk” link below will get access to a $25 ticket to this Live Stream event. This Perk is only available here, to individuals on the Hush mailing list or followers of our Facebook page.
There are another 100 – $50 Sale tickets through the Indiegogo page, and unlimited tickets to this Live Screening for contributors at $100 or greater.
Help us hit our goal of getting 300 people in on this advanced screening!
I say let’s help them hit a goal of getting 3000 people in on the advanced screening.
There’s my slightly longer than one word review. An amazingly well put together documentary. I’m going to go out on a limb and say if anyone is criticizing it, they are doing so because they haven’t seen it.