Showtime’s new documentary, Jackson, illustrates the polarizing nature of abortion in Mississippi, and how the arguments on opposing ends of the debate have torn the state apart.
In their review of the documentary, Decider writes, “Initially the film seems to be about the struggles of the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi as well as a state and impassioned political side that’s willing to manipulate as many legal loopholes as possible to shut it down. However, the focus of Jackson is actually anchored by the lives of three women.” Those women are Shannon Brewer (the director of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization), Barbara Beaver (who runs the Center for Pregnancy Choices) and April Jackson (a young mother faced with unplanned pregnancy.)
Jackson was directed by Maisie Crow, who worked as an award-winning photojournalist before foraying into film. Crow came out with her short film The Last Clinic, in 2014, and was named one of PDN InMotion’s 20 Emerging Artists to Watch in Film and Video. Her 2012 project, Half-Lives: Chernobyl Workers Now, was awarded with an Overseas Press Club Award. Crow has worked as an adjunct professor at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and recently worked as DP on MTV’s True Life.
Read on for details on when and where to watch Jackson tonight.
DATE: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
TIME: 7:30 pm ET/PT
TV CHANNEL: Showtime (To find out which channel Showtime is for you, click here to go to TVGuide.com. Then, change “Provider” to your cable/satellite provider.)
DIRECTOR: Maisie Crow
ON DEMAND: The documentary will be available on demand beginning Wednesday, May 3, 2017