Title: The rape clause

Fiction

Original title: The rape clause

Country: United Kingdom

Director: Maria & Jared

In order to claim welfare support for her son, Angela is forced to reveal the harrowing story of how the child was conceived. Inspired by real events and based on current government legislation, The Rape Clause is a short film about “one of the most inhumane and barbaric policies ever to emanate from Whitehall” (MSP Alison Thewliss, 2017) and how it weaponises shame and trauma.