About the film
based on true story police corruption illegal abortion abortion history
Release Date: November 04, 2012
|Production Companies||:||Eclipse Films, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Film Victoria|
|Producers||:||Andrew Myer, Jane Norris, David Ogilvy, Carole Sklan, Ned Lander, Lisa Wang, Amanda Wray, Stan Leman|
The ABC telemovie event Dangerous Remedy tells the fascinating story of Dr Bertram Wainer. Living and working in Melbourne in the 1960s, Dr Wainer put his life at risk to expose police corruption in an effort to change the law on abortion and put an end to the illegal operations that were killing young women. It’s a truly inspiring story. Dr Wainer’s determination, even when his own life and that of his family’s was threatened, never faltered. He was living proof that one person can make a difference and change the status quo. With the support of Dr Wainer’s family, the filmmakers have endeavoured to capture the essence of his struggle to expose police corruption and change the law.