Politics Lake of Fire
posted by June 22 at 8:39 AMon
Did anyone catch the new documentary about abortion in American—Lake of Fire—at SIFF? Over at Kos, Frederick Clarkson worries that the film may alter the abortion debate in America—and not in favor of pro-choice candidates.
I have been following the film’s progress in part because I am in it (as a talking head), and in part because I believe the film is a wildcard in the politics of abortion as we go into the 2008 election season. The 2 1/2-hour films takes a stark look at all sides of the issue, and includes actual footage of abortion procedures that Tony Kaye, the director filmed himself, and jail house interviews with convicted murderers of doctors who have performed abortions — and much, much more….
One antiabortion leader is already freaked out about it, and I imagine that there will be people in all camps who will also be variously freaked-out, in part because control of the debate may slip away.
Did anyone see it at SIFF? Any thoughts?