Directed by Christy Turlington Burns and produced by Clancy McCarty, EVERY MILE, EVERY MOTHER is a short film that explores long distance running as a metaphor for birth. The film follows 12 runners as they run Hood to Coast, a 200 mile relay race in Oregon, also to highlight the barrier distance creates for women to access critical maternity care. The film illustrates the support and teamwork required to insure a safe and empowering birth experience for mothers, similar to the support and teamwork required for long distance running.
The film was made in association with Citizens of Humanity and produced by Turly Pictures. Featuring music by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
About Every Mother Counts:
Every Mother Counts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. Every Mother Counts informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world. The organization was founded by global maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns in 2010. For more information on EMC and the film, go to everymothercounts.org.