AFTERSHOCK – Review by Martha K Baker

The searing documentary, Aftershock,” addresses the maternal health crisis suffered by Black women in the United States. The title refers to the horrors that follow a tsunami. St. Louisan Davis Guggenheim, who also directed An Inconvenient Truth, executive produced Aftershock/. In the angry, righteous hands of the directors, Tonya Lewis Lee and Paula Eiselt, Aftershock is compelling.

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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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