Tracy Droz Tragos,
Director Tracy Droz Tragos’ reproductive justice documentary Plan C focuses on the efforts of the organization of the same name to provide information and resources on the online access to abortion medication in the United States. The documentary unfolds against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, when a federal court temporarily suspended enforcement of the FDA’s in-person requirements on abortion medication; Texas’ 2021 ban on abortion after six weeks with limited exceptions and the enactment of the state’s so-called bounty laws; and the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision, which overruled Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey to eliminate the constitutional right to abortion. Tragos also highlights the work of doctors, telehealth providers, distributors, and activists committed to getting safe abortion medication into the hands of women in need of an at-home abortion—or for future preventative measures—regardless of whether they live in a blue state or a red state. Plan C will screen during the SXSW Film & TV Festival at 11 a.m. March 12 at the ZACH Theatre, 5:45 p.m. March 14 at the Alamo South Lamar, and 3 p.m. March 18 at the Alamo South Lamar. A Plan C pop up—featuring a resource panel, an activism market, and music performances—will be held at 1-8 p.m. March 12 at Vuka. Tracy Droz Tragos previously directed the documentaries Abortion: Stories Women Tell and The Smartest Kids in the World and co-directed the documentary Rich Hill.
Aired: March 14, 2023