For Immediate Release:
Producers Filip Lein and Janet Jarman's groundbreaking documentary BIRTH WARS added yet another laurel to its winning streak, taking First Place recently at the New York Latino Film Festival (presented by HBO). This latest win is yet another recognition of this film's up-to-the-minute look at the intersections of race, class, poverty, feminism, repro rights, and health issues, as seen in its look at embattled midwives, OB/GYNs, and nurses serving Mexico's barrios and villages.
Porter Pictures, Beverly Hills' leading minority-owned motion picture and TV sales agency, holds exclusive sales rights to this title. Jeff Porter, it's President and CEO, is no stranger to this type of material, having already successfully placed the devastating border-crisis/immigration documentary INDIVISIBLE on FUSE TV & Discovery Latin America, only after just placing the hard-hitting expose on human trafficking/child porn in India and the Sudan, UNTOUCHABLE: CHILDREN OF GOD, also on Discovery. Jeff's other docs on racial and political issues include INFILTRATING HOLLYWOOD: THE SPOOK WHO SAT BEHIND THE DOOR, UNDOCUMENTED, and more.
Jeff is confident that BIRTH WARS is a worthy successor to these films, and its subject matter couldn't be more timely. The film deals with all of today's hottest hot buttons -- women's reproductive rights (sure to be the perhaps biggest issue in the coming Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court hearings), border life in Mexico and Central America, and the issues of global access to healthcare and sanitary conditions for the poor that are now being all too accentuated by the Coronavirus pandemic