Coalition to screen risque docus

The Creative Coalition will sponsor twice-monthly screenings of documentaries whose topics have proved too controversial for public television.

The first film to be shown will be Barbara Trent’s Oscar-winning “Panama Deception,” Aug. 9, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

The event will be held at the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center in Hollywood.

Among the other films to be shown in the following weeks will be Dorothy Faderman’s “When Abortion was Illegal.” That screening will also include a discussion with the clergyman who ran the underground abortion railroad, marking the first time he’s made his name publicly known, according to Leigh Fortier of the Creative Coalition.

“The idea is to show the films that PBS has banned and generate discussion on their content,” Fortier said.

All dates are not yet confirmed. Also being considered for the series are Mark Mori’s Oscar-nominated “Building Bombs” and Debra Chasnoff’s Oscar-winning “Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment.”

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