Nearly one in seven Afghan women currently dies in childbirth. Motherland Afghanistan introduces the women behind these devastating statistics. Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi follows her father’s work as an OB/GYN as he struggles to make a difference, first at Kabul’s Laura Bush Maternity Ward and then in an isolated provincial hospital, where patients often travel for days to get treatment.
Watch and chat live with special guest panelists: Manizha Naderi (Executive Director, Women for Afghan Women) and Laurette Cucuzza (Reproductive Health Specialist, CEDPA). Learn what is being done to decrease maternal mortality in Afghanistan and what you can do to support the efforts.
Watch the trailer after the jump.
Motherland Afghanistan: June 13, 2012 at 1PM PT/ 4PM ET