Motherland Afghanistan: Free Online Screening June 13

ITVS is hosting an exciting online event on June 13 at 1-2pm PT / 4-5pm ET to screen the film Motherland Afghanistan. The event will use an online social screening platform that includes a live chat with two distinguished panelists: Laurette Cucuzza, a reproductive health expert from CEDPA, and Manizha Naderi, Executive Director of Women for Afghan Women. Interact with other viewers and panelists in real-time while watching the film. To participate, visit

Nearly one in seven Afghan women die in childbirth. Watch Motherland Afghanistan and follow an Afghan American filmmaker and her doctor father to Afghanistan bringing deperately needed medical attention and expertise. Without supplies and renovations, providing medical care proves difficult. Follow female patients in a country where infant mortality is high and many women suffer from fistula. This film premiered in 2007 on PBS/Independent Lens.

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