American University (AU) Professor Brigid Maher’s film, "The Mama Sherpas," is now available on Sundance Doc Club—a selective streaming service that features documentaries picked by industry experts and acclaimed filmmakers.
Mama Sherpas examines women’s health and human rights issues. The film documents the growing trend towards collaborative care - midwives, doctors and nurses working together - in delivery rooms. Maher was able to film women and care providers through the stages of pregnancy, and even into the delivery room.
Maher, Associate Division Director of Film and Media Arts in AU's School of Communication, was inspired to make the documentary from her own personal experience giving birth. She is also a co-Director of the Center for Media & Social Impact.