On the Bodies of Black Women

The film focuses on women's stories about the perpetually worsening maternal health crisis in Mississippi and the U.S. caused by high rates of unnecessary medical inductions and C-section births.

  • Getty E Israel
  • Getty E Israel
  • Nasser A Israel
  • Ebony Lumumba
    Key Cast
  • Zakiya Summers
    Key Cast
  • Beverly McMillan
    Key Cast
  • Amy White
    Key Cast
  • Wendolyn Martin
    Key Cast
  • Skylar Jackson
    Key Cast
  • Ulyscia Wilson
    Key Cast
  • Shaina Ervin
    Key Cast
  • Jasmine Williams
    Key Cast
  • Shenedra Ervin
    Key Cast
  • Rafi Tchatikpi
    Key Cast
  • Niketa Pechan
    Key Cast
  • Brittny Miller
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 31 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Getty E Israel

Getty Israel is a maternal - child health expert and founding CEO of Sisters in Birth, Inc. She also is a health writer, author, and consultant.

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Director Statement

Despite formal education or income, many first time, young American mothers are being seduced or terrorized into medical inductions and cesarean section deliveries, the number 1 surgery in the nation. There is an urgency to provide women with both education and access to alternative, evidenced based care, namely midwifery.