ONLINEGPJFF free virtual film screening of THE LAW

July 14, 2022 Free
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Join us for a free virtual screening of the French film, The Law.

A gripping and elegant biopic tracing Health Minister Simone Veil’s courageous fight in the National Assembly in 1974 to legalize abortion in France. Veil – an Auschwitz survivor – was a groundbreaking French health minister and also one of the few women in Jacques Chirac’s government. Facing fierce resistance and increasing personal attacks from the Catholic Church and the opposing party, Veil refuses to capitulate and, over three days, defends the controversial law on her own in her heroic battle on behalf of her nation’s women. THE LAW is an impressive, well-paced exploration of the continued need for survival and resilience in the shadows of anti-Semitism and sexism, cast over post-war French society.

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