Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
NYWIFT and Women Make Movies present An Evening with Mothers In Film, June 30 at Tribeca Film Center – FREE!

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Join NYWIFT and Women Make Movies for two films that question the price of child-rearing in North America . LATCHING ON, by Katja Esson, director of the Academy Award-nominated FERRY TALES, explores the politics of breastfeeding in the US . After Esson's sister gave birth in Germany , she was able to breastfeed her baby anywhere, at any time. When Essen returned home to New York , she found that the breastfeeding her sister enjoyed was largely unseen, so she set out to learn why. Her frequently funny documentary highlights the intersecting economic, social and cultural forces that helped replace mother's milk with formula produced by a billion dollar industry. Similarly, in MY TOXIC BABY, new mother and award-winning filmmaker Min Sook Lee discovered that baby bottles leach a chemical byproduct linked to impaired health and serious diseases, so she set off on a journey that exposes the hidden dangers lurking in infant bath soaps, diaper rash creams, teething toys and many everyday products.

The event is FREE and will take place on June 30, 6:30 pm, at Tribeca Film Center , 375 Greenwich Street (at Franklin ).Both filmmakers will be in attendance. RSVP at

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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