Belly of the Beast

An eye-opening film that will make you wonder WTF was going on in California.


Belly of the Beast

When a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer discover a pattern of illegal involuntary sterilizations in California’s women’s prison system, they take to the courtroom to wage a near-impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. With a growing team of investigators inside prison working with colleagues on the outside, they uncover a series of statewide crimes — from dangerously inadequate health care to sexual assault to coercive sterilizations — primarily targeting women of color. But no one believes them. This shocking legal drama captured over seven years features extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated women, demanding our attention to a shameful and ongoing legacy of eugenics and reproductive injustice in the United States.
Not Rated
Documentary, Politics, Criminal Justice
Erika Cohn
Steve Kopian, Unseen Films

The story of a young woman and her attorney who discover that the California Department of Corrections have been involuntarily sterilizing inmates for years. They take her case to court and fight for justice for the grievous wrong that was committed against her.

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