PRECIPICE (On the Black Maternal) 2020

logline: Three Black women consider the sacred, yet precarious nature of labor and delivery in the United States of America. 

A ConjureGirlBlue Film featuring Sevonna Brown, Nicole Coleman Hutchison, and LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant. Written, produced, and directed by LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant (@DoctorRMB)

Precipice (noun). The brink of a dangerous situation. 

Today, when the United States is among the most technologically advanced nations in the world, Black women across the income spectrum and from all walks of life are dying from preventable pregnancy-related complications, and at three to four times the rate of non-Hispanic white women. PRECIPICE (On the Black Maternal) is an experimental documentary short. Propelled by seven questions about the nature of preparation, support, the sights and sounds, signs and focal points, and feelings about birthing while Black in America, PRECIPICE is a story of Black maternal connection.

Also check out:

  1. PRECIPICE (On the Black Maternal), the Director's Notes.
  2. The PRECIPICE (On the Black Maternal) audio only (for audiophiles!)
  3. the PRECIPICE companion playlist on Spotify