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Plays with Short Film: As Long As We Can
Sunday, June 16
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Landmark E-Street Cinema

555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Preconceived

Directors

Sabrine Keane, Kate Dumke

Executive Producer

Heather Keane

Producers

Heather Keane, Maggie Contreras, Sabrine Keane

Editor

Sasha Perry

Cinematographers

Adam Asdel, Patrick Bolton, Brandy Bruce, Evan Burns, Mimi Dautremont, Kate Dumke, Rachel Dusa, Hannah Engelson, Patrick Hewlett, Julie Holtz, Allie Humenuk, Amber Johnson, Bruce Liffiton, Chris Mariles, Bridget McQuillan, Luisa Mendoza, Cassidy Minarik, Bruce Petschek, Jeremy Ramirez, Jesse Ryan, Randall Taylor, Lynn Weissman, Biz Young, Hannah Zamora

Where does someone turn when facing an unplanned pregnancy? Preconceived is a raw and insightful look into the rise of the enigmatic crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pervading America. Shedding light on how many of these centers are part of a movement striving to make abortion unthinkable and illegal, the documentary explores the complex role of deception, finances, faith, and privacy.

Preconceived follows the stories of two women, Maleeha in Texas and Maria in Colorado, whose searches to terminate their unplanned pregnancies misled them to anti-abortion centers. The film also features testimonies from individuals on both sides of the issue, including leaders of the CPC industry and experts who caution why many CPC practices are problematic. Amid a shifting legal landscape, Preconceived deftly navigates the complicated political and moral knot that is abortion access in America and underscores the importance of understanding the resources available to pregnant people.

Post-screening discussion moderated by Coley Gray, Senior Advisor to the Packard Foundation’s Reproductive Health Program.

Co-director, Preconceived

Sabrine Keane graduated from Harvard College with a degree in philosophy where she honed her ability to think about complex ideas and articulate them in a coherent and rational manner. Growing up immersed in diverse cultures, she fostered an appreciation for the nuances that define varying belief systems. She believes in the power of visual storytelling to spark deep thinking and dialogue.

Co-director, Preconceived

Kate Dumke is a storyteller with a boundless curiosity for the human experience and a special interest in cultural/societal influences and women’s lives. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in political science and photography before continuing her documentary studies in New York City at the International Center of Photography’s Documentary and Visual Studies program.