Movie about abandoned late-term abortion survivor to be featured at Cannes

cannes logo.png22Weeks director Ángel Soto has announced his 28-minute film about an abandoned abortion survivor will be featured in the Short Films Corner (currently spotlighted on pg 25 but keeps moving up as films are added) at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival May 12-23....

22Weeks cannes.pngThis is quite a breakthrough.

22Weeks dramatizes the true story of a mother whose baby was horrifically aborted alive on April 5, 2005, at an Orlando abortion mill.

Mill workers turned ambulance workers away at the door, who the mother had called for help from the bathroom where she delivered when staff refused to give her baby emergency medical care.

Pro-lifers are not the only ones who find 22Weeks compelling. According to Cannes, 22Weeks won: "Angel Awards 2009; won Silver Angel Telly Awards 2009; won Bronze Telly Redemptive Film Festival 2009; won Best Storytelling 2do FICCAG 2009; won Best Int' Short, Best Nat' Short, People's Choice."

This is great news. The horror of late-term abortions and abandoned survivors will now reach a worldwide audience.

Well deserved congratulations to Ángel.

[HT: Angele]


I wonder if the mill workers realized the differnce between a babies strengh and the strength of a Moma defending her baby. I imagine there seeing things a little clearer now. God bless Angel and all the angels in our world seen and unseen who go about doing the Father's business. And God bless you Jill for taking on a topic as controversial as abortion and fighting for life life like a beacon in a very very dark time.

Posted by: myrtle miller at April 19, 2010 7:11 AM

Wow! Amazing! I am so glad to see this and pray that this movie reaches a wider audience!!

Hi Angele! :)

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at April 19, 2010 8:37 AM

I cannot watch 22 weeks without sobbing so hard my throat hurts. Especially as little Rowan lays in his mother's arms dying and it cuts to a scene where the mother is walking with a toddler Rowan and playing with him and cuddling him...and you know that is never going to happen now. Ugh...I'm crying thinking about it cause it reminds me so much of my own toddler boy.

I think about Rowan's mom every so often and say a little prayer for her. What heartbreak. Thank God for her courage to speak out. I pray lives are saved because of her courage. Rowan is not in pain anymore. He is past suffering and hate and all of that. But Angele still suffers. We need to life our post-abortive sisters up in prayer. Its a lesson I have finally learned.

Posted by: Sydney M. at April 19, 2010 9:13 AM

Every effort to humanize the victims and illustrate
that abortion is more than a "procedure" will produce

Posted by: Leslie Hanks at April 19, 2010 9:42 AM

I wonder if eventually we'll see this film in IFC or Sundance Channels... That will be interesting.

Posted by: Maria at April 19, 2010 10:09 AM

Congrats to all who helped on this project!

Posted by: troy at April 19, 2010 10:28 AM

And when I read the article I just assumed that the baby made it. How sad it's almost like they killed that baby twice. These workers I'm sure not all of them, but some have a gestapo mentality. Like it's there duty to take life at whatever the cost. Did the workers do jail time? Once when my son had a UTI, while trying to get a test done, a nurse was very rough with him. When I intervened she threatened to call security. Later she defied a Doctor's order and ended up in another department. She's very lucky that I had Jesus in my heart cause she would have gotten seriously hurt had I not known my Savior could vindicate me and my son.

Posted by: myrtle miller at April 19, 2010 11:41 AM

Above it says that Rowan was aborted alive April 5th, but from what I have read it was April 2nd, 2005, the same day that Pope John Paul II died which is on my birthday. I imagine Pope John Paul II holding baby Rowan.

Posted by: RooForLife at April 19, 2010 1:54 PM

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