SISTER: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF A GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS | FILM SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
149 W. Hastings St.
Sister tells the story of health workers from Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti, exploring how they find meaning while working under difficult circumstances and revealing maternal and newborn death as a human rights issue. An intimate portrait of a global crisis woven from indigenous scenery and vérité footage, Sister captures colours, sights and sounds while exploring dedicated health workers and those in their care through intense and beautiful moments.
Their stories reveal strategies in place to improve maternal health and address the crisis in maternal and newborn mortality to show when the strategies work, when they don’t work and how the lack of transport, communication and education create weak links along the way. These are some of the stories behind the statistics.