The NGO, Every Mother Counts presents a new three-part, short documentary series Giving Birth in America, to examine some of the key reasons that the U.S. is falling so far behind in maternal healthcare. The U.S. is the only industrialized country where maternal mortality is consistently on the rise. Produced by Clancy McCarty and executive produced by Every Mother Counts founder Christy Turlington Burns Giving Birth In America is a cinematically intriguing portrait of women living in New York, Florida, and Montana. It documents the final weeks of their pregnancies and examines their healthcare options.
Date: Saturday, February 20, 4PM
Location: Glicker-Milstein Theatre, Diana Center LL200
Q&A session to follow screening
By purchasing a ticket to the Shorts Program you may also attend the Gender & Short Films: Emerging Female Filmmakers and the Barriers Surrounding Their Careers panel following Shorts Program 1 on a first come first serve basis.
Clancy McCarty became involved in maternal health when she and Every Mother Counts founder, Christy Turlington Burns, spent two years together researching, filming and co-producing the documentary, No Woman, No Cry, in Bangladesh, Tanzania, Guatemala, and the U.S. She’s been with Every Mother Counts ever since, managing special projects, screenings, and EMC’s film and storytelling portfolio. She also produced Turlington Burns’ documentary, Every Mile, Every Mother about Team EMC running one of the world’s largest relay races to raise awareness for maternal health. McCarty has also produced films about the programs EMC supports in Haiti, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania. She has supported EMC’s programs by running marathons in Chicago, New York and Kilimanjaro, as well as the Hood to Coast Relay and by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Prior to working for EMC, McCarty was a contributing editor for Teen Vogue.