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May 3 - May 4

“I Told My Mum I Was Going on an R.E. Trip…”

Hosted by Hot Docs Film Festival

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

May 3 at 9 PM
May 4 at 12:30 PM

One in three British women will have an abortion in their lifetime, yet the social taboo around it persists. When faced with an unwanted pregnancy, teenagers in particular fear their families’ reactions and undergo the procedure in secrecy. Inspired by the successful stage play of the same name, this film fuses delicate subject matter with wicked humour and inventive performance technique. Four young actresses of different ethnic and social backgrounds play interchangeable roles to recount real-life teenage abortion experiences across the UK. Listening to the original recorded interviews through earphones, they repeat the testimonies verbatim and bring the audience as close to the truth as possible. Interweaving spoken word and song, this candid, funny and touching performative doc opens up the conversation around abortion in a thought-provoking way, at a time when reproductive rights are once again under threat.

More information and tickets

May 3, 9:00 PM (closed captions)
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto 13, 259 Richmond Street West

May 4, 12:30 PM (open captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 4, 350 King Street West

Closed captions on May 3. Open captions on May 4. More accessibility information is available on the Hot Docs website.

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Wheelchair accessible. Accessing seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom. Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to availability. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Elevator/escalator access to all cinema levels. Accessible public transport & accessible parking lot within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed lounge offering beer & wine that can be taken into cinemas. Accessible water fountain on site.

TIFF Bell Lightbox
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom on site. Hearing assist devices for all screenings & assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to availability. Elevator/escalator access to all levels. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible parking lot within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed lounge offering beer & wine that can be taken into cinemas. Water fountain on site.