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Review: Battleground (Tribeca 2022)

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An incredibly timely film tackling the fight against the right to abortion from the angle of those embedded in the anti-abortion movement, Battleground presents the decades-long argument from a place of entrenchment in ideas of those that are often not exposed. 

Filmmaker Cynthia Lowen is braver than most, the topic of her film being one of the most contentious as it was filmed before the Roe v. Wade decision came down recently and even more so now. Though your comfortability with the film will largely hinge on your views on the topic examined, Lowen’s documentary is an incredibly important, valuable entry in the ongoing debate. Video from time embedded with the movement, as well as the highlighting of key individuals, is sure to invigorate you one way or another. As far as documentaries go, they don’t get much better.

Don’t go into Battleground looking for answers; there are none, as we know. While by the end I was fired up and quite angry, I am better for the knowledge gained and the better understanding I now possess.

Battleground is now available to rent on Digital/VOD.

Rating: 5/5

Seen at the 2022 Tribeca Festival

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