Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2021

Grief Like No Other: Holding Space for Healing from Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss

Expired March 15, 2021 6:59 AM
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This program is free with limited tickets on a first come first serve basis. A live panel discussion will accompany the program on March 11 at 1pm PT; a link to access the livestream will be included in your confirmation email when you reserve your ticket to this program.

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of pregnancies are lost, on average. However, miscarriage remains an uncomfortable topic among many families and communities. In order to shed light on this emotional topic and process firsthand experiences with miscarriage, the filmmakers featured in this program don't hold back in their honest portrayals of this kind of loss. This shorts program will have a live-streamed panel discussion with the filmmakers and family-buliding advocates on March 11th at 1pm.

Recommended latest start time to watch program prior to the live panel discussion is Mar 11 at 12:20pm PT

Co-presented by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and Parent Support of Puget Sound

Drawing from his own family's experience with miscarriage, director Steve Nguyen created the film BLAST BURN to process his emotions over this abrupt and traumatizing event. Bringing together different genres, rough animated sequences, and Nguyen's frustrated thoughts during this time, the film is both a form of healing and a tribute to his son, who would have been born in 2019. (Content Warning: Discussion of Child Loss)

  • Year
  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Seattle Premiere
  • Note
    Open Captions
  • Director
    Steve Nguyen, Jonathan Patrick Thomas