"Birthing Justiceis a full-scope analysis of the United States' maternal health crisis. It uncovers the complexity of the current state of affairs and emphasizes the significance of intensive solutions. Ultimately, the film leaves viewers with a sense of hope in the fight to create a more equitable future for Black birthing people."
— Bintou Diarra, A.B Candidate / Medical Anthropology, Brown University
Black people in America are 3-5 times more likely to die from complications resulting from pregnancy than their white peers. Birthing Justice explores how this vast disparity came to be, looking at the history of institutionalized medical racism, taking a broad survey of the various issues that contribute to the crises as it exists today, and speaking with professionals and activists who are providing solutions and creating much needed change. Centering the perspectives and voices of Black parents and medical professionals, Birthing Justice is a vital resource for anyone interested in how to create a medical system that works for everyone.