Event: The Janes, online discussion with directors Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes, 2 Dec 2022

2 Dec 2022, 4-6 pm, Zoom, free, book now

Join Scottish Documentary Institute for a conversation between filmmakers Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes, the directors of The Janes with author and curator So Mayer and SDI founder Noe Mendelle.

By RSVPing to this event, you will receive a link to watch the film and the Zoom details to join on the day.


In the spring of 1972, police raided an apartment on the South Side of Chicago where seven women who were part of a clandestine network were arrested and charged. Using code names, fronts and safe houses to protect themselves and their work, the accused had built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions. They called themselves Jane.

Directed by Oscar®-nominee Tia Lessin and Emmy®-nominee Emma Pildes, THE JANES offers first-hand accounts from the women at the center of the group, many speaking on the record for the first time.