Everyone who cares for the future strength of our communities, and well-being of our Nation, should care deeply about the black infant mortality rate (BIMR) in the United States of America.
As filmmakers, we want to understand what the black infant mortality rate is, why it is so high, and what can be done about the fact that black babies are dying at an alarming rate.
For generations, African-Americans have been subjected to a high infant mortality rate. For any ethnic group to lose doctors, scientists, athletes, mechanics, pilots, teachers, entrepreneurs and soldiers before they even have the chance to live beyond their first birthday is a tragedy.
How should knowledge be made accessible to moms, dads, and caregivers? What does everyone need to know to give babies the best chance to reach their first birthday? And, how do we persuade everyone to internalize this knowledge and act forever?
What if every community was in cooperation for healthy infants? What if we could reduce premature births by one-half? What if malnourished pregnant mothers were something of the past? Isn’t it obvious that prenatal care, as we are told by the experts, must be a birth right and companion strategy to education and awareness?
It is our belief that through this series, we can deeply study of infant care and the welfare of mothers.
Our overarching goal is to ensure that these children have every chance to become productive men and women who contribute to society. But, none of this happens unless we get to celebrate their first birthday.
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