AFTERSHOCK (Sundance FF 2022) – Review by Leslie Combemale

There’s an epidemic that has been raging way longer than the COVID pandemic. It’s the maternal mortality rate of Black women in this country. The statement in co-directors Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee’s new documentary Aftershock by Black mother-to-be Felicia Ellis says it all. “A Black woman having a baby is like a Black man at a traffic stop with the police.”

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