Labor Day 2014 we launched our Kickstarter campaign with this video. I really thought we'd be done by now--I was wrong. We have made significant progress. What we thought would be a 56 minute documentary is now 80 minutes. We still have some cutting to do, but there was too much story to tell, so it's taken more time than we initially thought.
Thanks to some recent contributions we'll be able to get back into editing later this month to put the finishing touches on our current cut. The music and graphics are being finalized. Piece by piece it's all coming together.
While I don't have a finished film to share, today I'm happy to share this 3 minute trailer. It incorporates some of the expert interviews, archive, graphics, and music we were raising funds for a year ago.
If you like what you see, and think your community would benefit from a public screening, sign up here and we'll be in touch. Together we can change the cultural conversation about how birth happens in the US. We can promote improvements in maternity care and support women and families in making informed choices about that care.
Too many women in the US die during childbirth. There isn't one simple solution to the maternity care crisis, but evidence based, woman and family centered care is clearly part of the answer. Thank you for joining us in this work!