AFTERSHOCK

A black mother using a megaphone and speaking at a protest.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 @ 4 pm

Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

Aftershock

Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee

(USA, 2022, 89 min, English)

Q&A with filmmaker

Maternal health care in the United States is in crisis: American women are more likely to die during childbirth today than they were 25 years ago. The mortality rate during childbirth is significantly higher here than in other developed countries and disproportionately affects Black women. Aftershock is centered on the stories of Shamony Gibson and Amber Rose Isaac, young mothers whose deaths could have been prevented. In the wake of devastating loss, their partners navigate grief and single fatherhood as they fight for justice, joining together with their families and communities to demand change.  

One-line description: This timely documentary highlights the dangers Black mothers face as they give birth in the US, and how their grieving families try to heal and change society.

Website: https://www.aftershockdocumentary.com

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k63RC0rJEd8

By Adam Brett

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Religion Department at Syracuse University where I study American Religion. adamdjbrett.com