BIRTH ON THE BORDER (a Women Make Movies release, 2018) is a documentary short that explores legal border crossing from Mexico into the U.S. for the purpose of childbirth. The film delves into the narratives of two women from Ciudad Juárez who cross the border legally to give birth in El Paso, Texas, and the Chicana midwives who support them. Against the backdrop of oppressive U.S. border policy, these women's stories of risk, strength, and resiliency reveal the complexities of life on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Future screenings 2019: BabeFest, Austin, September 6 / City of Asylum, Pittsburgh, October 22 / Harvard Medical School, Boston, November 16
Past screenings: San Antonio CineFestival / Femme Frontera Film Festival / Echo Park Film Center / Ambulante Festival / La Peña Cultural Center / Massachusetts State House / Universities: San Francisco State, University of Texas, El Paso, New Mexico State University