Birthing Justice

Birthing Justice

April 24, 2023
Every woman deserves a beautiful birth story. Join us for this free screening and a community conversation moderated by Erica Dickson, founder of the Mid-Missouri Black Doula Collective.

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series Birthing Justice

Birthing Justice is a feature length documentary discussing the issues fueling the maternal health crisis within the African American community and advocating for best practices to enhance birthing equity for all women, especially Black women. Filmmakers explore this national epidemic in four regions: Washington, D.C., Augusta, GA, several areas in Missouri, and California, interviewing those affected by current policies, i.e. birthing individuals and healthcare professionals, as well as those, such as birthing advocates, activists and policy makers, in the forefront of advancing policy change.

Ragtag screening panelists include: Nikki Carter, Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at MU Health Care; Brittany Fatoma, Doula with the Mid-Missouri Black Doula Collective; Dr. Courtney Barnes, OB/GYN; and Julie Ferdman, Certified Professional Midwife.

Presented By

Presented in collaboration with the Mid-Missouri Black Doula Collective (MMBDC) and the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH)

Director(s): Monique N. Matthews
Year Released: 2023
Runtime: 96 minutes
Country: USA
Language(s): English