Belly Of The Beast

O Cinema Presents: BELLY OF THE BEAST

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When a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer discover a pattern of illegal sterilizations in California’s women’s prisons, they wage a near-impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. With a growing team of investigators inside prison working with colleagues on the outside, they uncover a series of statewide crimes - from inadequate health care to sexual assault to coercive sterilizations - primarily targeting women of color. This shocking legal drama captured over 7-years features extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, demanding attention to a shameful and ongoing legacy of eugenics and reproductive injustice in the United States.

  • Year
    2020
  • Language
    English
  • Director
    Erika Cohn
  • Producer
    Angela Tucker, Christen Marquez, Nicole Docta
  • Executive Producer
    Geralyn Dreyfous, Byle Faust, Mark Lipson, Patty Quillin, Doree Friedman, Diane Philips, Lois Vossen, Sally Jo Fifer
  • Cinematographer
    Clare Major, Bianca Travis Cline