The Edge of Joy is an issue-driven documentary that follows an ensemble cast of Nigerian doctors, midwives and families to the frontlines of maternal care.
In the U.S. 1 in 4,800 women die in childbirth. In Nigeria it is 1 in 18. In the one-hour documentary, The Edge of Joy, filmmaker Dawn Sinclair Shapiro closely follows an ensemble cast of Nigerian doctors, nurses, midwives and religious leaders as they battle the second highest maternal mortality rate in the world.
Filmmaker Dawn Sinclair Shapiro
- Maternal mortality partly caused by ‘untrained’ doctors (modernghana.com)
- Nigeria Recruits Midwives to Save Lives (voanews.com)