The Last Clinic

by Maisie Crow

In Mississippi, a new law threatens to shut down the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last abortion provider in the state. Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Maisie Crow and writer Alissa Quart provide an intimate portrait of the lives at the center of this political maelstrom. From one of the clinic’s doctors, who feels duty-bound to travel there each week from out of state; to a leading protester, a doctor who once performed abortions herself; to the young women wrestling with a decision that will change the course of their lives, this unique multimedia story takes you beyond the slogans. The Last Clinic captures the humanity behind an incendiary issue.

Available for purchase from The Atavist.

Half-Lives: The Chernobyl Workers Now

by Maisie Crow

Released to coincide with the Fall 2011 issue of VQR, Maisie Crow’s original short film introduces us to the city of Slavutych and its residents—survivors of the Chernobyl disaster and the workers still dismantling the plant.

Downstream, Death of the Colorado

by Brian L. Frank

The Colorado River, a waterway that stretches over 1400 miles from its origins in the northwest United States to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, is a dying waterway. The river is a shell of its former self as overpopulation, pollution, damning, global warming and apathy combine to deteriorate not only the natural habitat, but also degrade the cultures and economies that historically relied upon its bounty for life.

A Life Alone

by Maisie Crow

For 63 years, Tom Rose and his wife, Mary, built a life together on his family farm on Canaanville Road. Then last year Mary passed away, leaving Rose to face the future alone, surrounded by a lifetime of memories.

Hungry: Living with Prader-Willi Syndrome

by Maisie Crow

Max Seidlitz has a rare and incurable genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome. He and his father Lon talk about what it’s like living with disorder characterized by an insatiable hunger and behavioral issues.