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H2A and Third World Newsreel's Indie Distribution Label

The Hip-Hop Association (H2A) and Third World Newsreel (TWN) partner in H2ONEWSREEL, a distribution label offering the best in Hip-Hop media, education, and culture.

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Our Fall Evening Seminars Have started - Register now!

   The TWN Fall Evening Seminars start Monday, September 15th - with Kevin Lee, Arthur Jafa, Judy Escalona, JT Takagi, Yolanda Pividal, One9, Erik Parker, Martha Diaz, Cynthia Lopez and Stanley Nelson - a huge lineup!  see the schedule and register now!  

Fall at TWN

Upcoming screenings and Grant information!  Read More  Through A Lens Darkly, Gideon's Army gets Emmy nomination, When I Walk on POV, American Promise and more.

Catching Babies: Celebrating the Power of Birth, Mothers and Midwives

Barni A. QaasimJennifer Lucero

What if we could change the world by changing the way babies are born? Shot in El Paso, Texas, CATCHING BABIES tells the stories of mothers and midwives on the journey to bring life into the world. Kennasha, Jessica, Diana and Sandra are struggling through one of the most demanding schools of midwifery in the country, Maternidad La Luz Birth Center and School, a school designed to be challenging in order to push women to understand their own strength. As the women juggle their rigorous academic struggles, they most also provide quality health care to mothers and babies. Founded in 1987, Maternidad La Luz provides natural birth options at a low cost to Mexican and Mexican American women and their families. This birth center offers services in Spanish and English and welcomes families from El Paso, but also from Juárez, Mexico. In the U.S. the use of midwives and home births has doubled since 2000. In this birthing experience, the mother's body leads the process while the midwi more...

Special Collections

Assembled for your classroom and exhibition use, Third World Newsreel's Special Collections groups titles from our library of films and videos around important issues.


Call for Change

The CALL FOR CHANGE 2005 series was a Third World Newsreel project which brought together socially conscious mediamakers of color to produce short videos on communities of color and their state of America. Learn More

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