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The Edge of Joy Screening at Capitol Hill Days

Event Date:

April 1, 2011 | 6:30 PM EDT TO 9:00 PM EDT
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As Nigeria works to “re-brand” itself from a post-colonial military state to a progressive...

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Join Population Connection as they present a screening of The Edge of Joy to kick off Capitol Hill Days

In Nigeria, the lifetime risk of a woman dying in childbirth is 1 in 18, compared to 1 in 4,800 in the United States. Focusing on maternal health in Muslim and Christian communities in Nigeria, the documentary film The Edge of Joy depicts the consequences of poor maternal health as it explores the nuances and complexities of bringing emerging health technologies to the developing world.

6:30 – Reception
7:30 – Screening of The Edge of Joy
08:30 – A discussion with the film's director, Dawn Sinclair Shapiro

Attendance is free, but registration is required.
For more information contact:
Rebecca Harrington
[email protected]


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