BREASTMILK is a new documentary by Dana Ben-Ari and Ricki Lake premiering on November 16 in NYC. It’s not about the breastmilk vs. formula debate or a psa for breastfeeding. Rather it is an honest and funny exploration of the experience of nursing – why it’s still considered taboo in public, why some women have an easier time of it than others, how women who adopt can get the benefits of breastfeeding, etc. I haven’t seen it yet but really enjoyed watching the trailer, which you can see here. The film is part of the DOCNYC festival. Dates and times below:
- 4:30 PM, Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 – SVA – Buy Tickets
- 11:30 AM, Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 – IFC Center – Buy Tickets
SYNOPSIS: Bypassing the breastmilk vs. formula debate, Dana Ben-Ari’s film instead looks at the practical, societal, and biological realities faced by women who choose to breastfeed. Why are so few nursing mothers able to breastfeed exclusively? What has made a natural biological act into a taboo public activity? Where can an adoptive mother turn if she wants the benefits of breastmilk for her child? With candor and humor, mothers and other experts discuss the challenges, misconceptions and fears around mother’s milk.
Note: Bring your baby to the repeat screening! We’ve designated the Tuesday late morning encore as a “Mommy and Me” event to enable moms to attend with their children.