Strand Arts Centre in Belfast to host film on breast feeding

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A ground-breaking film on the subject of breast feeding will be screened at the Strand Arts Centre in east Belfast on Wednesday, January 20, at 7.30pm.

Milk, directed by Noemi Weis, examines the politics, commercialisation and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding across the world.

Director Noemi said: “I have been working on human rights and social issue films for a number of years. I decided to explore what happens at the beginning of life.

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“There has been a wonderful reaction to the film across the world. We decided to show Milk at community-based screenings with NGOs and organisations related to maternal health. It has had more than 100 community screenings around the world. There has been a great reaction from mothers who need a discussion on the topic of breast feeding.

“The film also addresses the subject of women breast feeding in public. This is a universal problem.

“Milk has already been screened at more than 15 community locations throughout Ireland. Our intention is to create a debate and awareness and provoke changes that need to happen in terms of breast feeding and maternal health. Governments need to recognise that mothers need support.”

Tickets cost £6.

Pre-booking is recommended.

Strand Arts Centre – 028 95435656

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