Breastmilk

Rated NR 91 minutes United States 2013

Serious, sober-minded documentary by director Dana Ben-Ari profiles various mothers and mothers-to-be who have made the personal choice to breastfeed, even though the choice has health and body-political ramifications. Is it the breast milk itself – as opposed to baby formulas – that matters, or is it the physical act of nursing, something that seems so natural? The one thing every mother agrees is that breastfeeding takes work, and that when it works, it’s worth it. “It slows me down,” observes one mother admiringly. The film is made for a very specific audience, but the underlying issue is universal. Shot on location in New York City (91 min.).

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Director: Dana Ben-Ari

Producer: Lindsey Clennell and Nikola Duravcevic

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