Getty Images (2023)22 min | short film | DCP 5.1, OV DE


idea | research | script | editing | production | Franzis Kabisch
sound design | Franzis Kabisch | Katharina Pelosi | Laura Schick
sound mixing | Azadeh Zandieh
production assistance and translation | Sam Osborn
funded by Queerscope Kurzfilmfonds and Doctors for Choice Germany e.V.

Films stills | all rights reserved Franzis Kabisch

‘The desktop video essay “getty abortions” examines how German and Austrian media illustrate the topic of abortion, browsing through stock photo databases, teen magazines and personal documents of a real abortion experience. It jumps from the early 2000s to the late 19th century, ‘eeks out feminist knowledge and chats with fictional characters. But one question remains: Why does no one look into the camera?’ (

upcoming screenings:
16.01.24 — Halle, organised by Medical Students for Choice Halle
22.01.24 — Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, organised by Kritische Medizin
29.02.24 – Witzenhausen, Capitol Kino
05.03.24 – Spandauer Mädchen- und Frauenmärz, Bezirksamt Berlin-Spandau
09.03.24 – Wolf Kino Berlin, organised by Doctors for Choice Germany
25.03.24 – Universität Göttingen, organised by Bündnis für sexuelle Selbstbestimmung Göttingen

past screenings:
66. DOK Leipzig (awarded with the Golden Dove)
40. Kassel Dokfest and media art exhibition Monitoring (awarded with the Golden Key)
feminist elsewheres Festival at arsenal Berlin
Flensburger Kurzfilmtage (awarded with the Jury Prize “Wagnis”)
Frauenzentrum Schokofabrik Berlin
Medical Students for Choice Witten
Fachtag “Reproduktive Rechte” des AK Aufarbeitung Hexenverfolgung Leipzig & der Frauenkultur Leipzig

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