KVCAP: No One Told Me

April 20 at 12pm

1 hour 45 minutes

NR

Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

Join Maine Film Center and Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) for a free screening of No One Told Me, a new documentary by filmmaker Zulilah Merry, alongside a resource panel for prenatal and postpartum supports.

No One Told Me provides a raw and honest look at the postpartum period, a unique time in a woman's life that is rarely captured in documentary film. The purely observational footage of incredibly intimate moments shows the highs and lows encountered by parents Elise and Marc as they adapt to life with a baby. Focusing on the new mother, the film shares the physical, hormonal, and psychological changes she faces during the first 10 weeks of motherhood. It is a story filled with tender, tense, raw, and intimate moments, making one feel as though they are present in the room with the new parents.

No One Told Me is quickly becoming a widely used tool to help prepare expecting parents for the postpartum period. It is a powerful conversation starter to discuss postpartum care as well as to process past postpartum experiences from parents with children of all ages. As one midwife put it: "I would urge every birth-and-family worker to watch this film and incorporate it into your practice."

Please join us for a Q+A following the screening with Zulilah Merry, the director of No One Told Me. KVCAP and other partners will share resources on prenatal and postpartum supports for families including planning for a baby, breastfeeding support, and connecting with and caring for a new baby and yourself.

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Saturday, April 20
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