WINNER - Best Documentary
2007 Roxbury Film Festival

Silent Choices is 60-minute documentary film about abortion and its impact on the lives of African American women. The film is a "hybrid" documentary: part historical piece, part social and religious analysis and part first-person narrative.

"A solid investigation into the social, economic, and political aspects of reproductive rights for African-American women."
-Justin Wadland
Video Librarian

"There is nothing else out there about abortion that focuses on the diverse and real experiences of African American women. Everyone who cares about racial and reproductive justice must see Silent Choices."
-Marlene Gerber Fried
Director, Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program
Hampshire College

"Silent Choices explores not only black women's personal and political struggles around reproductive freedom, but also the complexities of abortion too often ignored by the mainstream media. Silent Choices is essential viewing for students, scholars, and activists interested in reproductive justice for all women."
-Dorothy Roberts
Author, "Killing the Black Body"
Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School

"Silent Choices is an essential addition to the film collection of anyone interested in the abortion debate. It moves adeptly beyond the easy binary of 'pro-choice or pro-life' to demonstrate that abortion is about people's lives and beliefs."
-Jeannie Ludlow, Ph.D.
Eastern Illinois University

The film is available for purchase from as a DVD and limited digital streaming.


$199 - colleges and universities

$79 - not-for-profit community groups and public libraries


5-year institutional/college license: $199

14-day institutional/college license: $60

3-day personal stream (low-resolution, institutional use prohibited): $4.99

Visit the New Day Films site to order the film, or call 888-367-9154.