rePROFilm has partnered with Peace is Loud to present Collective Lens: A Community Impact Space, an impact training program for a community of filmmakers committed to reproductive health and justice, equipping creators with community, and values-forward tools and strategies to position their films in solidarity of the reproductive health and justice movements. The program will also distribute $30,000 worth of unrestricted grant funding to participating filmmaking teams, – supporting filmmakers’ financial needs and redefining “impact” as a practice that covers a film’s entire lifespan, not just its release and impact campaign.
The first cohort of filmmakers includes those with both documentary, narrative, animation, short, feature and experimental film projects — in completed, pre-production and development stages. By welcoming different storytelling formats, the organizations strive to create an opportunity for collective reflection and expansive imagination regarding how different types of films can support reproductive and health justice efforts. This year’s cohort includes four short film projects, five feature film projects, one series, three narrative films, six documentaries and one experimental film. Reproductive health and justice topics include period/menstruation, intersex justice, incarcerated birth, abortion justice, pregnancy loss, and queer & radicalized pregnancy stigma.