Time: Sept. 24, 2022, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.
20th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival
Aftershock (Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee, USA, English, 2022, 89 min)
Maternal health care in the United States is in crisis: American women are more likely to die during childbirth today than they were 25 years ago. The mortality rate during childbirth is significantly higher here than in other developed countries and disproportionately affects Black women. Aftershock is centered on the stories of Shamony Gibson and Amber Rose Isaac, young mothers whose deaths could have been prevented. In the wake of devastating loss, their partners navigate grief and single fatherhood as they fight for justice, joining together with their families and communities to demand change.
Organized by festival founders Tula Goenka (NEW) and Roger Hallas (ENG), SUHRFF celebrates two decades of showcasing thought-provoking feature documentaries about social justice issues around the world. Visit the festival website for developing details.