Documentary: Blessed Fruit of the Womb

Blessed Fruit of the Womb

A documentary about reproductive rights in Guatemala

Undeterred by the power of the church, corrupt politics, and a male-dominated culture where they’ve even been threatened with lynching, Evelyn and Ester, two indigenous Guatemalans, courageously travel the mountains and valleys of their native country on a quest to provide family planning education and access to birth control methods to women. It is a fight for reproductive rights and freedom in a country with the highest fertility rate in Latin America, staggering poverty, and a population in which 1 out of every 2 children under age 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition (the fourth highest rate in the world).

I worked on this documentary as field-producer/researcher while with the NGO WINGS in 2011. It was an official selection for the United Nations Association Film Festival.

 

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