Directed by Jahmil Eady
Produced by Selena Leoni, Reina Higashitani
United States | English | 16' | Fiction
Pregnant Aria applies to an in-prison nursery program. She is determined to keep her baby close and turn her life around; however, when Aria goes into labor she faces her biggest challenge yet. This character-driven short is based on a true story.
This powerful film sheds light on a little-known injustice within the American system of mass incarceration: the insensitive treatment of pregnant women and mothers behind bars. Expert direction and flawless performances drive home this moving story inspired by director Jahmil Eady's own mother's experience. A must-see. — Katherine Tolentino, Programmer