Binational Breastfeeding Coalition

MISSION: To protect and promote breastfeeding on the El Paso/Juárez border as the natural and expected means of feeding human infants. • MISIÓN: Proteger y promover la lactancia en la frontera El Paso/Juárez como el medio natural y esperado de alimentar a los infantes humanos.

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Film Screening of Birth on the Border

  • LUNA TIERRA CASA DE PARTOS 4130 Hueco Avenue El Paso, TX, 79903 United States (map)
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Birth on the Border

A ethnographic film in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez: cross border birthing, women’s stories of resiliency, risk taking & love.

Film screening, with Q & A after featuring film director Ellie Lobovits; Luisa Valenzuela, Sandra Iturbe & Lina Garcia who are all featured in the film.

Donations Accepted


About the Film:

One million people legally cross the U.S.-Mexico border every day in both directions. Among them are women from Ciudad Juárez who cross to give birth in El Paso, Texas. Even with visas that allow them to cross, their journeys are uncertain.

After living through the extreme violence that engulfed Ciudad Juárez from 2008-2012 and with the looming threat of obstetrical violence in Mexican hospitals, Gaby and Luisa choose to cross, seeking a safer future for their children and the opportunity for natural childbirth with midwives. They risk losing their visas, getting turned back, and harassment at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol.

Against the backdrop of oppressive U.S. border policy; these women's stories of risk and resilience reveal the complexities of life on the U.S.-Mexico border.

If you are experiencing any breastfeeding problems please contact your health care professional or a lactation consultant.
Si usted está teniendo problemas para amamantar, por favor contacte a su médico o un asesor de lactancia.

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