Black Motherhood through the Lens is about four Black women's experiences navigating the reproductive and maternal healthcare system from conception to postpartum. The women in this series have experienced miscarriage, lack of access to infertility care, fears about childbirth, and postpartum depression. You will hear the stories of Shaylene, Shannon, Ijeoma, and Jai-Me, who despite these challenges, boldly pursued their dreams of Black motherhood.
Black women face a multitude of disparities from conception to postpartum. These disparities are not due to biological differences but they are attributed to the systemic bias and inequalities that continue to plague the United States.
This documentary aims to shed light on the experiences that Black Women face within reproductive healthcare and to diversify media representation about fertility, childbirth, and postpartum mood disorders.
THE PRODUCER & DIRECTOR
Ade Osinubi is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and a third year medical student in Providence, Rhode Island. Her work focuses on sharing the stories of minority populations that often go untold. At the age of 16, Ade travelled to Mekelle, Ethiopia to co-produce her first documentary. Since then, Ade has produced films educating the public about various health topics in an accessible way. In the future, Ade hopes to pursue a career in medical journalism, using her passion for photography and film to elevate the voices of communities of color.
UPCOMING SCREENINGS & EVENTS
Black Motherhood through the Lens is being featured in a number of events and screenings. Click below for more information!