Directed by Coline Grando • Documentary • 2017 • 58 minutes
"I've always liked to be in charge. Suddenly, I wasn’t in charge at all."
The film starts with an empty chair and a simple, monochromatic background. Over the next hour, five men ranging in age from their twenties to fifties sit in the chair and look into the camera—or deliberately away from it. They talk about unexpected pregnancies: how they reacted to learning a partner was pregnant, the complex feelings that arose, and the lasting effects on themselves, their partners, and their relationships.
A MAN’S PLACE is a valuable film about abortion that manages to avoid the tired arguments of the abortion debate, while giving men an opportunity to talk about a subject many have never been able to discuss.