‘Birthing Justice’ screened in Shreveport
Documentary exposes issues surrounding maternal health crisis in African American community
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Women of color from the ArkLaTex gathered Tuesday, March 28 to prescreen a documentary detailing how every woman deserves a “beautiful birth.”
“Birthing Justice”, a feature-length documentary, exposes the issues surrounding the maternal health crisis within the African American community. The film explores this national epidemic in four regions: Washington, D.C., Augusta, Ga., several areas in Missouri, and California, interviewing those affected by current policies.
“The preventable percentages, the fact that we can prevent it, that’s unreal to me. That’s 25%. That’s a classroom full, that’s a classroom full of babies,” said Dawn V. Collin, owner of Birth Matters.
The documentary is set for release in May.
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