Chocolate Milk is a feature length documentary that explores disparities in breastfeeding within the African American community through the stories of three women. The film covers themes of reproductive rights, access to affordable healthcare, and the need for more community support for mothers who choose to breastfeed. Chocolate Milk began as a web series featuring interviews with mothers and experts from the breastfeeding community. The videos from these interviews are available on YouTube and Facebook.
Chocolate Milk @ BFIC 2017
Elizabeth Bayne produced these videos at BFIC 2017 based on interviews with conference participants.
Paige Hall Smith, Founder & Director of the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference
Omisade Burney-Scott, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy, SisterSong – The National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
Jennifer Grayson, journalist and author, UNLATCHED (HarperCollins)
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Owner/Editor-in-Chief, Praeclarus Press
Tina Sherman, Campaign Director, Moms Rising
Elizabeth Bayne is an award-winning producer, director and public health communications strategist. Elizabeth is committed to using film to promote health and social issues in underserved populations. Her production company, graybayne film/media, specializes in designing health communication tools for nonprofits and health organizations. She is currently producing Chocolate Milk, her first feature documentary.