In English and Spanish with subtitles. One Hour.
ROSITA, an hour-long documentary by award-winning filmmakers Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, traces a young girl's journey from innocent victim to unwitting victor.
When a nine-year-old Nicaraguan girl becomes pregnant as a result of a rape, her parents — illiterate campesinos working in Costa Rica — seek a legal "therapeutic" abortion to save their only child's life. Their quest pits them against the governments of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, the medical establishment, and the Catholic Church. When their story gains international media attention the repercussions ripple across Latin America and Europe.
"… a well structured and emotionally charged account of one family's plight against the bureaucracy of discretionless laws and religious rules perpetrated by men with absolutely no concept of female needs. Recommended viewing."
— Time Out London, March 28-April 3, 2007
"… a gripping individual story that touches on an important human right — the power of women to control their own reproductive health."
— New Zealand Herald, May 3, 2007
"… the story of Rosita and her parents demands serious consideration by people on both sides of this divisive issue, and only the most hardhearted of viewers will not be moved by the quandaries faced by Rosita and her impoverished but proud family."
— Video Librarian, March/April 2006