Reel Stories: A Black Film Showcase
Presenting a series of three films accompanied by food, performances, art, and guided conversation on the Black-lived experience, Reel Stories: A Black Film Showcase is a Waco-made ethnographic documentary, paired with two of the most highly acclaimed Black documentary features of the last three years. There will be light refreshments, live music performances, and local art curated by Blaccent, exploring change and the Waco community.
An alarmingly disproportionate number of Black women are failed every year by the U.S. maternal health system. Shamony Gibson and Amber Rose Isaac were vibrant, excited mothers-to-be whose deaths due to childbirth complications were preventable. Now, their partners and families are determined to sound a rallying cry around this chilling yet largely ignored crisis. (86 minutes)