About The Film
It has been said “it takes a village” to raise a child. But, what happens when the members of that village find themselves unable to do what is necessary to raise the children? What happens when the very construction of that village doesn’t offer the support needed…emotionally, logistically and economically?
“Burning The Village” is a feature-length documentary film that delves into the darkest side of motherhood…opening a dialogue about maternal mental health within contemporary American motherhood. The film brings to light the myriad of postpartum mood disorders and societal difficulties that affect thousands of American mothers, families and communities, each year. It speaks to the need for support in building our villages for American families.
By raising awareness, offering solutions and dispelling the stigma of maternal mental health, “Burning The Village” reminds us:
happy mother = happy home = happy community = happy society
and encourages us to place the ”oxygen mask” on our mothers, first, so that we can build healthier villages.