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Watch Joss Whedon’s Powerful New Film in Support of Planned Parenthood

Culture

Watch Joss Whedon’s Powerful New Film in Support of Planned Parenthood

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Every day Trump is in office, our rights are at stake. It might be easy to imagine your life without access to places like Planned Parenthood if you’ve never been there, but for millions of women, that threat is very real. To show just how vital these programs are, Joss Whedon has released a new short film. Featuring three minutes of unnerving silence, UNLOCKED shows a series of situations in which women are at risk. Without the help Planned Parenthood, the characters in Whedon’s short are screwed. Pretty soon, reality won’t look much different.

“It’s about whether they have control over their bodies and whether they have control over their minds and their education and their decisions,” explains the Buffy creator.

The second half of the film shows the way women’s lives are changed for the better when they have equal and affordable access to healthcare. “What world do you want?” it asks, urging viewers to stand up and speak out.

Watch the video, below.