WINNER - Best Documentary
2007 Roxbury Film Festival
Silent Choices is 60-minute documentary film about abortion and its impact on the lives of African American women. The film is a "hybrid" documentary: part historical piece, part social and religious analysis and part first-person narrative.
"A solid investigation into the social, economic, and political aspects of reproductive
rights for African-American women."
"There is nothing else out there about abortion that focuses on the diverse and real
experiences of African American women. Everyone who cares about racial and reproductive
justice must see Silent Choices."
-Marlene Gerber Fried
Director, Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program
"Silent Choices explores not only black women's personal and political struggles around
reproductive freedom, but also the complexities of abortion too often ignored by the mainstream
media. Silent Choices is essential viewing for students, scholars, and activists interested in
reproductive justice for all women."
Author, "Killing the Black Body"
Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
"Silent Choices is an essential addition to the film collection of anyone interested in the
abortion debate. It moves adeptly beyond the easy binary of 'pro-choice or pro-life' to
demonstrate that abortion is about people's lives and beliefs."
-Jeannie Ludlow, Ph.D.
Eastern Illinois University
The film is available for purchase from as a DVD or digital stream.
$250 - colleges and universities
$99 - not-for-profit community groups
Visit the New Day Films site to order the film, or call 888-367-9154.
For educational/institutional and individual/home streaming options, click here.