MAKER Lena Dunham Produces Timely Short Film, Recounting 100 Years of Planned Parenthood

In the new short film, "100 Years," a cohort of inspiring celebrities (including some MAKERS) band together to honor a century of one of the most integral, and topical organizations today: Planned Parenthood.

The film was produced by MAKER Lena Dunham and J.J. Abrams, and narrated by Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, America Ferrera, Constance Wu, Mindy Kaling, and Hari Nef.

"This film reminds us of the tremendous progress that's been made for women's health and rights just days before the new president is inaugurated — and at a moment when extreme politicians are trying to defund and shut down Planned Parenthood," wrote Dunham in Lenny Letter.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the film chronicles Planned Parenthood's timeline — from Margaret Sanger, to the infamous Roe v. Wade case, to the present day social and political climate that the film humbly addresses. 

"We have a saying during times of adversity at Planned Parenthood, 'These doors stay open,' said President Cecile Richards in the film. She eludes that the millions of supporters standing alongside Planned Parenthood should continue to thrive in numbers and in strength.

"I am so grateful for my remarkable collaborators, who are strong enough to speak out for what is right and use their talents to change the status quo," Dunham continued.

Watch the full film below celebrating 100 years of Planned Parenthood, and watch Dunham's exclusive MAKERS story in the video player above.

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