Legacy Power Voice: Movements in Black Midwifery is an intimate three-part documentary that explores the evolution of Black birthing traditions in America.
Legacy Power Voice is a labor of love firmly rooted in grassroots efforts. The project sprouted to life when National Black Midwives Alliance (NBMA) co-founders and first-time producers Haguerenesh Tesfa and Jamarah Amani partnered with Producer/Director Karyl-Lyn Sanderson to chronicle and explore movements in Black midwifery. The 2020 global pandemic and Black uprisings for liberation inspired this team to preserve the rich herstory of our Grand midwives, their predecessors and proteges keeping alive the traditions of our heritage.
The Legacy Power Voice (LPV) docu-series will feature the first-hand accounts and testimonies of midwives in Georgia, Florida and beyond. Join us as we explore the triumphs and challenges of Black midwifery activism and practice, highlighting the work of trailblazers who dedicate their lives to improving outcomes in Black maternal and infant health. This is Birth Justice on film.
Shout out to our small but mighty crew, hard at work on under the leadership of Director/Cinematographer/Editor Karyl-Lyn Sanderson, Birook Woldeyohannes (2ndCamera, Gaffer, Sound), Jalisa Fortune (Production Assistant), Cheyenne Varner (Illustrations), and Joseph Kamiya (Motion Graphics).
Your financial contribution is paramount to the completion of this project as we independently capture, preserve, and make accessible the stories and richly compelling life experiences of Black Midwives, free from commercial interests.
Legacy Power Voice underscores the imperative of passing down the traditions, and cultural and spiritual technology of our Ancestors that have shown to improve maternal and infant health outcomes. It highlights our hope to bring Black birthing people back into the care of Black midwives and to center birthing people in full spectrum reproductive health care and home birth options.
Proceeds will help pay for research, legal fees, production and post production services, stock footage, music and photography licensing, travel, lodging, marketing, and promotions. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated. Send via: Paypal.me/southernbirthjustice
Whether you contribute financially, spread the word or purchase merchandise, your active participation in the movement for Birth Justice makes an impact.
Yours In Solidarity,
Jamarah Amani, LM, Executive Producer
Karyl-Lyn Sanderson, Director
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