Sundance 2010 Video Interview: Directors Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing (12TH & DELAWARE)

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
February 14th, 2010

In Fort Pierce, Florida at the corner of 12th & Delaware, one of America's most hot button issues is materialized into real life. Real people with real stories on both sides of the argument. At this crossroads of life and ideology, sits two buildings. On one side, an abortion clinic. On the other, a pro-life outfit.

It is an argument that has existed and sat at the forefront of our nation since the famous Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade in 1973, possibly even before. But for such a personal issue, abortion has been turned into a right wing/left wing stalwart of politics, causing many to lose focus of the fact that this is ultimately about personal choice no matter which side you are on.

In this fly on the wall, observational documentary, directors Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing (JESUS CAMP) use a personable and intimate cinema-vérité style to capture people and their lives on both sides of the issue...ultimately allowing you to make your own decision as you see first hand what real people go through, no matter what their choice may be.

Check out our interview with the film's directors in which we discuss this very powerful documentary and their process & choices in making it.

Interview by: James Wallace
Edited by: Chase Whale

Editor's Note: This interview, or story, does not necessarily endorse or deny either opinion. It is merely to inform readers/viewers of the documentary and the film making process behind it.


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