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Film Series

October 14, 2021 • 7:00-9:00pm

“Birth Wars” (2020)

Hosted by Rachel Hall-Clifford, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Janet Jarman

About the Film

Told through deeply personal stories in the trenches of the healthcare sector, “Birth Wars” chronicles a power struggle between doctors and midwives in Mexico about whose vision of childbirth should prevail. The film takes viewers on a journey into two worlds riven by prejudices and antagonism and explores how building bridges between these worlds could help save lives.



October 20, 2021 • 8:00-9:00pm

“The Bleeding Edge” (2018)

Hosted by Dr. Chris Eagle

About the Film

Academy Award-nominated investigative filmmakers turn their sights on the $400 billion medical device industry; examining lax regulations, corporate cover-ups, and profit-driven incentives that put patients at risk daily. Weaving emotionally powerful stories of people whose lives have been irrevocably harmed, it asks: What lifesaving technologies may actually be killing us?