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The Edge Of Joy – 02/01/11 – Studio 35 – Columbus, OH

Event
The Edge Of Joy
When
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
6:30pm - All Ages
Where
3055 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH, USA 43202
Other Info
The Edge of Joy

Tuesday, February 1 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Studio 35
3055 Indianola Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43202
Free

Free Stella Artois and cupcakes will be served.

The Edge of Joy is a documentary that follows an ensemble cast of Nigerian doctors, midwives and families to the frontlines of maternal care. Inside a maternity ward, the film chronicles distressed labors, deaths, and miraculous survival. Outside, lack of blood supply transportation and family planning are examined as causes of the cycle that kills more than 36,000 Nigerian women each year.
The central characters in The Edge of Joy are the people deep within the Nigerian culture who know its misconceptions, its limitations, but also its capabilities. Narrated by award winning journalist, Eliza Griswold, and featuring animation by Yoni Goodman, this portrait of pregnancy and childbirth shows the consequences of poor maternal health as it explores the nuances and complexities of bringing emerging health technologies to the developing world.

Dawn Sinclair Shapiro directed, produced and wrote the feature length documentary “Inside the Handy Writers’ Colony,” which aired nationally on PBS in 2008. She began her journalism career working for the award-winning news magazine program CBS News Sunday Morning. Dawn has worked as a Producer, Writer, and Online Editor for Tribune Broadcasting, CNBC, MSNBC, Dateline NBC, and Chicago Public Radio. Her new film, “The Edge of Joy,” about maternal mortality in Nigeria was called “eye-opening” by Global Health magazine: “‘The Edge of Joy’ is a timely rallying cry against women accepting the perilous status quo.”

Director Dawn Sinclair Shapiro will do a q+a after the screening.

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Song of the Soul: Stories of Hospice in South Africa – 04/27/10 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Song of the Soul: Stories of Hospice in South Africa
When
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
Six American women visited South African hospice programs and
engaged in cross-cultural conversations about women, terminal
illness, and care giving. In this documentary film, we meet extraordinary South Africans who are providing hospice and palliative care that prevents and relieves suffering for the terminally ill and, in the process, gives new life to communities and a nation. Through their words and their work, South African hospice patients and care givers teach us much about creativity and humanity.
This film is about end-of-life being integrated into life.
This film is about care. This film is about hope.

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