Expecting Possibility Documentary & Black Maternal Health
International House/Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut Street
February 23, 2019 5:00 PM
Tickets: $5 in advance, $8 day of; Children 12 and under are free
Expecting Possibility is a powerful documentary about one family who took an intentional and unconventional journey in bringing their Black baby into the world.
Black folk in America live in threatening conditions--especially a Black woman and her unborn baby. For many families, bringing life into this world comes at a significant cost--money and possibly life. Survival in this environment requires self-determination; deciding how a Black child comes into this world and who gets to participate in this event. Expecting Possibility will explore the alternative avenues for Black folks on their birthing journeys through the support of midwives, doulas and other birth workers.
This film will be great for first time parents, parents who have already given birth, future parents and folks generally interested in wellness & holistic health alternatives for Black Families and communities.
Expecting Possibility is a film produced by Chosen Stones TV in conjunction with Sistah of the Yam LLC. Chosen Stones TV is a startup media company that creates content to capture the magnificence of God within African-American experiences. Sistah of the Yam is a Germantown based organization founded by Taylor Johnson Gordon whose mission is to help Black women and girls heal and grow resiliency through real, affordable food.
Doors open at 5pm! Come early to enjoy food & information vendors. We'll have food available from some of your favorite plant based restaurants and organizations in Philly. There will also be time to talk with local Philly birth workers and gain information about birthing options and general wellness. Following the screening of the film, Expecting Possibility, there will be a panel discussion. This will be time to engage in critical dialogue about the film and the steps we can take in our communities and families to support Black mothers and children. The panel will feature: The Filmmakers, Jason & Taylor Johnson-Gordon, Mothers & Parents from the film and Philadelphia Birth Workers. Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $8.00 on the day of at the box office! Children are welcome and those 12 and under are free!