Director: Paula Eiselt, Tonya Lewis Lee Run Time: 86 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2022
Filmmakers in Person
Presented by Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University and The Resilient Sisterhood Project
An alarmingly disproportionate number of Black women are failed every year by the U.S. maternal health system. Shamony Gibson and Amber Rose Isaac were vibrant, excited mothers-to-be whose deaths due to childbirth complications were preventable. Now, their partners and families are determined to sound a rallying cry around this chilling yet largely ignored crisis.
No Brattle Passes. SNAP/EBT Accepted.
“‘Aftershock’ is a moving ode to Black families in a society where too many forces work to tear them apart.” – Beandrea July, New York Times
“A sobering portrait of tragedy and resilience.” – Sheri Flanders, Chicago Reader
“It succeeds in revealing what’s wrong and highlighting what you can do about it. It shakes and moves you.” – Catalina Combs, Black Girl Nerds