Reviews & Quotes | Below the Belt

Jamie Foxx, Oscar-Winning Actor
“You will be blown away by the courage of these women.”

Woman's Hour | Emma Barnett, BBC Host
“A vitally important and powerful film.”

The New York Times | Megan Twohy, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist for breaking the Harvey Weinstein scandal
“I'm a freaking investigative reporter, and it took me more than two decades to get answers. Below the Belt rightly frames the disease as a social justice issue.”

People Magazine
“This film will save lives.” 

The New York Times | Roni Rabin, Health Journalist
“The film just blew me away- it is so powerful. It should be required viewing for every medical student and OBGYN, nurse and more. I don’t think anyone who sees it will think of endometriosis the same way again.”

Whoopi Goldberg
"This film is so incredibly important."

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Executive Producer
“Endometriosis is an issue that has been overlooked, ignored and dismissed for so long. I hope these women's stories that Shannon has brought to the screen will result in a change towards how endometriosis is seen and handled. The statistics are overwhelming – more than 200 million women around the world suffer from endometriosis and associated symptoms. In the US, it often takes up to eight doctors and specialists before women are properly diagnosed. So much of women’s health is still not given the attention it deserves. We need to do more to raise visibility of this disorder, to get the medical profession to buckle down and provide more support, and we need more federal action, which is still going on in a bi-partisan way in the senate. This is a condition that needs to be recognized widely, so that more women can be helped immediately."

Rosario Dawson, Executive Producer
"We deserve to be believed. We deserve to be understood. We deserve to be empowered to understand ourselves, our bodies and any medical treatments presented to us. We deserve better across the entire healthcare system. Below the Belt aims to revolutionize the status quo so that people with endometriosis get what we deserve - the right to live healthy, informed, fulfilling lives."