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Breast milk documentary coming to UH Hilo

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Date: Monday, August 29, 2016
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The Women’s Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo will host a free screening of a unique 90-minute documentary on the power of human breast milk. Milk: Born into this World will be shown on Wednesday, September 7, from 5 – 7 p.m. in UCB Room 100. A discussion and refreshments will follow.

Milk: Born into this World provides a universal perspective on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding over the canvas of visuals and voices from around the globe. Described as inspiring, informative, provocative, and sensitive, Milk celebrates bringing a new life into the world with a strong call to action and reflection. The film also examines how the global commercialization of infant feeding and marketing has largely contributed to an increased risk of infant malnourishment, diseases and deaths among impoverished countries.

The event is sponsored by WIC Hawai’i, East Hawai’i Perinatal Consortium, the UH Hilo Women's Center and the UH Hilo Student Health and Wellness Programs.

For more information, contact the UH Hilo Women’s Center at 932-7381/7380 or email For disability accommodation, contact Lehua McClung at
932-7380 (V) or 933-3334 (TTY) or email

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