You Will Get Another One
After the sudden death of her daughter a Kenyan woman sets out to help other parents struggling with child loss,
amidst stigma that tells them to simply move on by having another child.
I loved being transported. I loved that this is a universal women's issue...that the stories have happened to women everywhere.
The honesty of the pain and grief, the civic activism
- Juror's Feedback, Women's Voices Online Film Festival
Utapata Mwingine (You Will Get Another One) is a documentary about the impact of stigma and silence surrounding Pregnancy and Infant Child Loss (PAIL) in Kenya. The film follows the founder of Empower Mama, Vivian Gaiko, a young Kenyan woman who lost her two-week old daughter after a sudden illness in 2014. Vivian's organization supports grieving parents while raising awareness about the negative consequences of ignoring a parent’s grief. Her initiative includes holding public commemorations where parents can openly remember the children that they lost.