[imc-st.louis] "At High Risk" screening in Tower Grove Park, Saturday, 4/29

Ben West westbywest at riseup.net
Wed Apr 26 13:16:44 PDT 2006


Just saw this go out over the StL filmwire list:

Premiere for Cutting-Edge Women's Health Documentary Hits the Screen at
Tower Grove Park

Just as the rivers of the Andes mountains twist and coil in a curious
maze, so does the grave situation of Peruvian women's health care.

Within the past decade, the Andean women in Peru have faced a massive
sterilization campaign, exorbitant fines for homebirths, remnants of a
deadly civil war, and the second highest maternal death rate in South
America. Yet, as they have for centuries, the Quechua and Aymara people
are fighting to preserve their traditions, beliefs and integrity.

Through the compelling story of one Andean woman and her village, the
documentary "At Highest Risk: Maternal Health  Care in the high Peruvian
Andes" coils through the horrors and triumphs of Peru's volatile health
care situation.

On April 29, the locally produced documentary will premiere at Tower
Grove Park near the South City Open Studio and Gallery (off Arsenal and
MorganFord). The SCREEN ON THE GREEN PREMIERE PARTY starts at 6:30-9:30pm.
$5 donation.

"Just bring your blankets, we'll bring the grill. An outdoor theater
event is a fun way to explore women's health issues," said the
documentary's director Rebecca Rivas.

As part of a Fulbright grant, the crew of University of Missouri at
Columbia graduates spent one year researching and filming in some of the
most inaccessible regions of the Peruvian Andes. "This is one of the
most intimate looks at reproductive health care yet filmed in a
developing country," said Inner Mission Productions president Ryan Wylie.

For more information, visit the documentary website at
www.athighestrisk.com, or email Rebecca Rivas at rebeccasrivas at yahoo.com.

Please read about Rebecca Rivas's experience published in Global
Journalist magazine "Capturing life at 12,000 feet - A mission to find
the rhythm of the high Peruvian Andes."
http://www.globaljournalist.org/magazine/2006-1/journalists-journal.html

-- 
Ben West
westbywest at riseup.net




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