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When The Bough Breaks

When The Bough Breaks
a film on postpartum depression


When The Bough Breaks is a feature length documentary about postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Narrated and Executive Produced by Brooke Shields, this groundbreaking film uncovers this very public health issue, which affects one in five new mothers after childbirth.

The film follows Lindsay Gerszt, a mother who has been suffering from PPD for six years. Lindsay agrees to let the cameras document her and give us an in-depth look at her path to recovery. We meet women who have committed infanticide and families who have lost loved ones to suicide. 

Babies are dying, women aren't speaking out and the signs are being missed. When The Bough Breaks takes us on a journey to find answers and break the silence. This film also features stories from singer Carnie Wilson, actress Tanya Newbould, celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira and Peggy Tanous of The Real Housewives of Orange County. More about the film here. Find resources on dealing with PPD here.

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"When the Bough Breaks sheds a light on the serious issues associated with postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. I am honored to be a part of this team, that worked so fearlessly to bring awareness to cause, and seek actions for mothers around the world." - Brooke Shields

"These three women set out to shine a light on a problem that many choose to ignore or hide away because of stigma in order to save children and other future mothers from further personal distress." - IndieWire.com

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Director/Producer: Jamielynn Lippman
Producer: Lindsay Lipton Gerszt, Tanya Newbould
Executive Producers: Brooke Shields, Lindsay Lipton Gerszt
Cinematography: Gerry Curtis    Editor: Samantha Smart    Music:  Stephen Light
2017, USA, 93 min, in English

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