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    Mothers Against The Odds - Trailer


    by AnEsperanzaFilm

    Mothers Against The Odds is a powerful and compelling documentary by award winning filmmakers Anne Daly and Ronan Tynan about the battle against the odds that having a baby can be for many women and girls. Made in Ireland and Kenya, and narrated by Oscar winner Brenda Fricker, the film shows how easily incredible and unimaginable cruelty can be inflicted on mothers when their voices are not heard. Ironically Tynan and Daly say it was their experiences in Kenya that led them to help to expose one of the darkest chapters in Ireland's failure to respect the rights of mothers - the "Symphysiotomy Scandal." Some of the most moving interviews in the film are with mothers who describe themselves as Survivors of Symphysiotomy, a "barbaric" procedure performed against their will or consent in most cases, when they sought to give birth, and which literally destroyed their lives. But Mothers Against The Odds is also an inspiring and even empowering film because it shows that women are speaking out as never before to have their voices heard and their rights respected.