Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Support Centre

Divine Mother is a short film that explores pregnancy loss, Black maternal healthcare, and what it means to be a parent through the journey of Aneka and Miguel, a couple on a road trip through the Southwest. 

Their story is as hopeful as it is heartbreaking in depicting experiences that so many couples face, yet so few talk about. We’re on a mission to share Divine Mother with audiences to start honest conversations about these topics and to help would-be parents feel less alone. 

When: November 4, 2023

Where: Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd, Calgary, AB T2C 3G3

Time: 6:30pm-9pm

6:30 pm – Doors open
7:00 pm – Film Screening
7:20 pm – Panel with producers, cast and community members to follow film screening
8:00 pm – Snacks and drinks and community connection time
9:00 pm – Event wrap up

Did you know?

  • 1 in 4 known pregnancies ends in miscarriage.
  • Black women have an almost twofold increased risk of miscarriage compared to White women.
  • Women make up only 9% of directors of major films in Hollywood, and Black women make up only 3.7% ofleads.

Representation matters.
These stories deserve to be told.

Moderated by Lana Bentley

Lana (she/her) is YW Calgary’s Director of Program Strategy. Prior to joining YW, Lana worked with Alberta Health Services where she spent most of her time in child and adolescent mental health. Lana has been a part-time faculty member at Mount Royal University for over ten years, and more recently began teaching at the University of Calgary. She shares her time with the Calgary Black Chambers, Youth Central Calgary, and the Mount Royal Social Work advisory committee. In her spare time, you can find her skiing at her favorite hill, Sunshine Village, adding to her ever-growing sneaker collection, or playing the guitar. A loyal but often disappointed Raptors fan, she watches every televised game, much to the frustration of everyone in her household.

Book with Erin Winters

In order to book with Erin, please contact us at info@pilsc.org

NOTE: Refrain from providing detailed personal information when emailing us. Feel free to describe your challenges in brief, and leave out personal details that you only wish to share with Erin.