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Upcoming Documentary Screenings

Mills College, Oakland, CA
Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

Mills College is hosting a documentary screening and panel discussion to discuss maternal mortality and racial disparity in childbirth. The event is sponsored by The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation, Black Women Birthing Justice, and the H.E.A.L Club. Dinner is provided and RSVP is required. See below for the details of the event:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 PM PDT
Danforth Auditorium, Mills College



“Tatia’s Story: Life to Death in 10 Hours” 
Created and Directed by Carmen Jones

This film, written and directed by Carmen Traylor Jones, documents the story of Tatia Oden French and how she tragically died along with her unborn daughter after being induced with Cytotec, a drug used off-label and still not approved for labor induction by the FDA.

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Past Documentary Screenings:

Wichita Birth Alliance event: The Role of Consumers and Birthing Community in Improving U.S. Maternity Care

January 20, 2018, Wichita, Kansas

This educational event hosted by the Wichita Birth Alliance featured a screening of “Tatia’s Story: From Life to Death in 10 Hours” and a panel discussion among consumers, maternal health experts and leaders in the birthing community about maternal mortality, the toll of racism on maternal health, and the dangers of Cytotec for labor induction. Maddy Oden was a speaker and panelist at the event. See below for pictures from the event:

The Role of the Birthing Community in Improving U.S. Maternity Care

May 1, 2017, Washington, D.C.

This educational event included a screening of the documentary “Tatia’s Story: From Life to Death in 10 Hours,” and a panel discussion among maternal health experts and leaders in the birthing community regarding the issues of racial disparities in maternal mortality, the importance of being fully informed, and the dangers of using Cytotec for labor induction.

See below for the full event recording, which can also be found on the Tatia’s Story Facebook Page.

Premiere of Tatia’s Story: From Life to Death in 10 Hours

January 14, 2017, Oakland, CA

The premiere of Tatia’s Storytook place on January 14, 2017 in Oakland, CA at the Oakland Museum of California. The event included a panel discussion with leading midwives and the producer/director of Tatia’s Story, as well as performances from Vukani Mawethu, a nonprofit multiracial choir. You can view the full video recording of the event on the Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation YouTube channel.