The Trial (Planned Parenthood) 2017
Appropriating found footage from both legal dramas and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards's congressional testimony, The Trial (Planned Parenthood) is part of an ongoing series about mass media narratives and truth telling within the highly gendered cinematic courtoom. The video contextualizes recent Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood within filmic discussions of the body. Other videos in the series have focused on Hillary Clinton's Benghazi testimony and Rachel Jeantel's witness testimony during George Zimmerman's trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
The Trial (Planned Parenthood) was shown as part of the original Nasty Women exhibition at The Knockdown Center (Queens, NY), Jan. 12-15, 2007. The exhibition raised $42,000 for Planned Parenthood.
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