Birthing of a Nation

Birthing of a Nation

From Kelly Marshall

Back by popular demand, I've set up a second round of funding for my film Birthing of a Nation, a docu-remix on the history of the birth justice movement and the fearless activists transforming maternal health in America

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From the lives of twelve enslaved women modern gynecology was born. Feature documentary Birthing of A Nation follows the lives and work of today’s Black birth workers and activists as reflection on the American maternal health care crisis. 

As Black women we have a history of healing in our communities. By portraying our strength, resilience and power we reset the narrative on what it means to be Black and to give birth in America today. By seeing ourselves reflected in all our many and diverse ways, we aid women in feeling connected and empowered in their birth choices. 

Blending history, archetypical imagery and personal narratives, the documentary dissects America’s selective amnesia, medical apartheid and the impact on birth and the female body. 

Your generous contribution will enable us to turn a well researched and in-depth photo series into a compelling film made by Black women for Black women. Your contribution supports the birth justice movement and increases the awareness and access of conscious and healthy birth choices for all women. 

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