Mother May I?
Feature length documentary (work in progress)
Editing, color correction, Producing, Production
In 2016, Caroline Malatesta won a groundbreaking $16 million verdict in Alabama after nurses at the most exclusive hospital in town assaulted her as she was giving birth, leaving her with a permanent physical injury and PTSD. But Caroline’s astonishing story is just the tip of the iceberg. What her hospital tried to cover up is a dirty secret that reaches far outside their walls. Throughout the $100 billion U.S. childbirth industry, firsthand reports reveal an epidemic of institutional abuse in the name of safety – bullying, disrespect, and even force during childbirth. It’s an industry that produces the worst health outcomes in the developed world while clinging tightly to its market, ensuring families have nowhere else to go.