The Pill (2002)

The Pill
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 56mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Wrapped
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Stephen McCarthy Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Joel Shapiro Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
David Steward Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tom Phillips Music n/a 120781 8000001
Judith Karp Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Amy Brown Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Hilary Klotz Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
David Steward Director n/a 2 2000002
Chana Gazit Producer n/a 3 3000001
Margaret Drain Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
David Steward Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Chana Gazit Director n/a 2 2000001
Synopsis
A look at how "the pill" can be credited with igniting a social revolution, and how this drug did more for women's equality than any other single factor during the twentieth century. Only a half century ago, laws in 30 states prohibited the sale and advertisement of contraception. Then along came outspoken birth-control activist Margaret Sanger, who envisioned a way to free American women from unwanted pregnancies. Interviews and archival footage interweave Sanger's brave crusade with women's accounts from the reproductive trenches, as The Pill expertly tracks this initially controversial medicine through its precarious scientific and social development.