Lena Dunham is marking the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood with an animated short film, “100 years,” celebrating the organization’s centennial year.
The film (above) was produced by Dunham and J.J. Abrams and is narrated by Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, America Ferrera, Constance Wu, Mindy Kaling, Hari Nef, and many more.
“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,” Dunham wrote on her site Lenny Letter.
The short recounts Planned Parenthood’s history, beginning with founder Margaret Sanger and continuing through the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and beyond.
“Our goal was to create a piece of art that can educate Americans not just about what Planned Parenthood does but on the battles that have been fought in order to get here,” added Dunham in a press release. “We are now tasked with embodying the spirit of these fighters once more. 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.”
Other collaborators on the project include Andrew Rannells, Gina Rodriguez, Amy Schumer, Tessa Thompson and Sasheer Zamata.
Kirsten Lepore handled the animation; Abrams and musician Jack Antonoff contributed music.