Margaret Sanger: A Public Nuisance
Biography • 28m
Directed by Terese Svoboda and Steve Bull • Documentary • 1992 • 28 minutes
MARGARET SANGER: A PUBLIC NUISANCE highlights Sanger's pioneering strategies of using media and popular culture to advance the cause of birth control. It tells the story of her arrest and trial, using actuality films, vaudeville, courtroom sketches and re-enactments, video effects and Sanger's own words. This witty and inventive documentary looks at how Sanger effectively changed public discussion of birth control from issues of morality to issues of women's health and economic well-being. Executive producers of the program are Barbara Abrash, Esther Katz and Laurence Hegarty.
"A truly wonderful film...you captured my grandmother so very well and excitingly." —Alexander Sanger, President, Planned Parenthood
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