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On the Divide

Documentary 1h 19m 2021

UK Premiere

Ticket purchase includes exclusive access to pre-recorded film talk with Director Maya Cueva, Amanda Klasing, Associate Director, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch, Denni Arjona, film participant and co-founder, South Texans for Reproductive Justice. Moderated by Joaquin Ortiz, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Museum of Photographic Arts

As millions of Americans stand to lose their access to abortion, communities of colour and low-income communities will be most impacted. On The Divide tells the story of Whole Women’s Health, the last remaining abortion clinic on the US-Mexico border. The film breaks away from politics to show all sides of the story. We meet the clinic’s security guard, Rey, a fervent Catholic in his late sixties; Denisse, a young mother of four who volunteers as a clinic escort; and Mercedes, an ex-gang member and mother who is now part of the pro-life Church movement; as well as other members of the Latinx community who find themselves in the “grey area” of the national debate. Filmmakers Maya Cueva and Leah Galant demonstrate how people who once held rigid beliefs can change—and what choice and survival really look like for those most affected.

“Our characters share many cultural similarities, and their stories create space for connection and dialogue as opposed to division. Their stories demonstrate how people who once held rigid beliefs can change and what choice and survival really looks like for those in the heart of the battle surrounding reproductive rights.” —Maya Cueva and Leah Galant, Directors, On the Divide

On The Divide is in English, and Spanish with English subtitles.

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Maya Cueva


Leah Galant


Diane Becker


Melanie Miller


Amanda Spain




United States

Bonus Content

'On The Divide' Q&A


Discussion for ‘On The Divide’ with filmmaker Maya Cueva, film participant and co-founder of South Texans for Reproductive Justice, Denni Arjona, and Associate Director of the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, Amanda Klasing. Moderated by Joaquin Ortiz, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Museum of Photographic Arts.