NYWIFT Industry Screening: ‘Plan C’ at NYU

Join NYWIFT for a screening of the film Plan C, a documentary capturing the work of the Plan C campaign and the work of activists and providers who began to mail abortion pills, during the pandemic and in the face of crumbling reproductive rights & access across the US.

Followed by a discussion with Tracy Droz Tragos (Director), Kate Shaw (Professor of Law at University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School), and Sarah Wheeler (NYU School of Law, Reproductive Justice Clinic). Moderated by NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez.

Date: Friday, February 2, 2024

Time: 5-7pm EST

Location: 19 University Place, Room 102

Cost: Free and open to the public but seating is limited

First come first served with RSVP: CMCH.INFO@NYU.EDU 


About the Film:

Access to the abortion pill, which safely and effectively ends a pregnancy up to 12 weeks, has never been more threatened, directly impacting the lives and rights of people all over America. In spite of being approved by the FDA more than two decades ago and being used in more than half of all abortions in the United States, misinformation about abortion medication is rampant and, in some states, access is largely withheld. Our urgent, timely documentary Plan C had its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival amidst the ongoing public health emergency post-Roe v. Wade. Our film follows Francine Coeytaux, a public health expert and the co-founder of the organization Plan C, as she and her team fight to expand knowledge of – and access to – the abortion pill across the United States. The film reveals the grassroots network and pipelines Plan C built, the criticism they faced, and the hope they have for the future.


Tracy Droz Tragos is a writer, filmmaker, and mother of two, drawn to issues involving women, inequality, and rural America. Tracy’s documentary work includes Rich Hill, which won the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Abortion: Stories Women Tell and Be Good, Smile Pretty, an Emmy Award-winning documentary about the grief and healing of survivors of the Vietnam War. Tracy is currently editing her long-form documentary Sarah as well as developing her first narrative film, The Macrobiotic Stoner, as a 2021 Sundance Documentary Directing and Screenwriting Fellow.

Kate Shaw (Professor of Law) joined Penn Carey Law in January 2024 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was also Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy.Shaw is a constitutional law scholar who has also taught courses in administrative law and legislation and a seminar on the Supreme Court. Her academic work focuses on executive power, the law of democracy, the Supreme Court, and reproductive rights and justice. She previously worked in the Obama White House Counsel’s Office and served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and the Honorable Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Shaw’s scholarly work has appeared in the Georgetown Law Journal, Cornell Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and Texas Law Review, among other places.

Sarah Wheeler is the Supervising Lawyer for the Reproductive Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law, where she both teaches and practices law with students, focusing on a range of topics related to reproductive health, rights, and justice.  Before that, she was a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP.  


Cynthia López (moderator) is the CEO | Executive Director at New York Women Film & Television. An award-winning media strategist, and former Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, where she implemented strategies to support film and TV production throughout the five boroughs. López is the recipient of many coveted industry awards including: 11 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, a Special Emmy Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking, three Peabody Awards, and two duPont-Columbia Awards. Her ability to forge strategic partnerships among corporate and public interest media has been a signature of her work. Notable partnerships include: New York Times, Reuters, Al-Jazeera Network, Discovery Communications, The Moth, Story Corps, Harpo Studios and ABC News, NIGHTLINE with Ted Koppel. López is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and is proud to have spent her career collaborating with independent filmmakers across all portions of the film and television industry. She served on the Board of Trustees for the Paley Center, NYC & Company, Museum of the Moving Image, and the Tribeca Film Institute Latin America Fund Advisory Board. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Latino Public Broadcasting, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, and Color Congress.


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February 2 @ 5:00pm
5:00 pm — 7:00 pm (2h)

19 University Place, NYU, Room 102



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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.