Lucia, Before and After

USA | 2016 | 13 minutes | Anu Valia

After traveling 200 miles, a young woman waits out Texas's state-mandated 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed.

Director Biography

Anu Valia is an award-winning writer, director, and actor who has produced videos for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, MTV, IFC, CollegeHumor, Vox Media, Refinery29, Nylon magazine, Above Average, and more. "Lucia, Before and After" premiered at Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Jury Award for US Fiction.

  • Director: Anu Valia
  • Principal Cast: Sarah Goldberg, Victor Samuel Lopez
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 13 minutes
  • Producer: Gabrielle Nadig
  • Screenplay: Anu Valia
  • Cinematographers: Charlotte Hornsby
  • Editors: James Codoyannis
  • Music: Jay Wadley
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Short Film Jury Award: US Fiction, Presented by YouTube (Sundance 2017)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP

This film is playing as a part of Women on the Verge

Women on the verge! On the verge of what? Breakups, breakdowns, brilliance, or becoming themselves. However they get to where they are going, you cannot stop a woman on the verge.

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