"This intimate and personal documentary follows two women from Ciudad Juárez as they cross the U.S.-Mexico border legally to give birth in Texas, putting their hearts and bodies on the line as they confront harassment at the hands of U.S. border officials. One million people legally cross the U.S.-Mexico border every day in both directions. Among them are women who cross for the purposes of childbirth. With the threat of obstetrical violence in Mexican hospitals and the desire for natural birth with midwives, Gaby and Luisa make the difficult decision to cross the border to El Paso, seeking a safer future for their children. Even with papers, their journeys are uncertain. With the current political climate, librarians will find this film helpful since it covers the backdrop of oppressive U.S. border policy and growing debates over immigration, these women's stories of risk, strength, and resiliency shed light on the realities and challenges of life on the border. Excellent resource for human rights, immigration, border, women, reproductive rights and violence against women studies.""
Running Time: 28 minutes
Sponsored by: Women Make Movies
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Now Showing
Cost: Included with full conference registration.