Chalk Line presents
Blue (working title)
In collaboration with Davinia Hamilton and Marta Vella
Supported By: Abortion Support Network, Break The Taboo Malta, The Women's Rights Foundation and Artsadmin
The blanket ban on abortion in Malta affects the lives of hundreds of women every year, and still the subject is taboo. In this piece we aim to present an accurate depiction of their experiences through interviews, verbatim work, innovative use of technology, and a fondly critical look at the island state, with its unique brand of Catholic kitsch, modern aspirations and established lore.
With the travel restrictions put in place in 2020 to curb the spread of Coronavirus, making abortion accessible to all has never been more pertinent. On March 23, the UK issued a change to its current abortion laws that would provide telemedicine and at-home abortions for early terminations (up to 10 weeks), which account for 9 in 10 of all abortions. However, for Maltese women, who have historically relied on travel to the UK when they have required abortion healthcare, the situation is now dire.
More details to be announced soon