Belly of the Beast
Playing through October 29.
- Platform: AmherstCinemaAtHome.org
- Ticket details: $12 ticket price // 30 days to start watching // two days to finish once started
- How to watch: Through the internet browser on your computer, tablet, or smart phone
When an unlikely duo discovers a pattern of illegal sterilizations in women’s prisons, they wage a near impossible battle against the Department of Corrections.
Filmed over seven years with extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, BELLY OF THE BEAST exposes modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons.
"Whistleblower testimonies, expert commentary and powerful archival footage are well-paced throughout the film and reveal a darker truth when it comes to advocating for the rights of incarcerated people: Those on the frontline are not only fighting bad actors who abuse their power, they are also battling a public that at best does not care and at worst condones it." – Lovia Gyarkye. A New York Times Crtic's Pick!