‘Black Women in Medicine’ Documentary Chronicles The Unsung Journeys Of Black Female Doctors

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Black Women in Medicine is the first feature film to chronicle the lives of women who challenge stereotypes, race, gender, class, and culture to achieve their dream of becoming physicians.

This groundbreaking documentary features the diverse voices of young medical students, physicians and trailblazers. It includes rarely seen images of Black women practicing medicine during critical operations, emergency room urgent care, and community wellness sessions.

Black Women in Medicine replaces negative, stereotypical imagery — the false and debasing historical narrative regarding race, ethnicity, gender and character — with positive images of successful Black women,” says director, screenwriter and producer Crystal Renée Emery. “What’s especially remarkable about the film is that at a time when America is so divided, it doesn’t seek to shame our country. Rather, it offers an opportunity to celebrate the richness of our differences, seek viable solutions to the status quo, and inspire our next generations of doctors and researchers, but most importantly, it celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.”

For more information on the film and the print companion “Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine” visit changingthefaceofmedicine.org.

More about Crystal Renée Emery

crystal_emeryCrystal Renée Emery is founder and executive director of URU, The Right to Be, Inc., a non-profit media production organization working to promote cultural competency and collaboration among diverse racial, social and economic groups. She is the producer and director of Changing the Face of Medicine and author of Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine. 

Ms. Emery is a passionate producer, writer, director, filmmaker and activist known for award-winning documentary work and far-reaching educational initiatives developed to inspire social impact. Her first feature length documentary, The Deadliest Disease in America, addresses racism in healthcare practices and earned Ms. Emery the Congressional Black Caucus Health Brain Trust Award in Journalism.

In addition to her many media roles, Ms. Emery is a proud mother and matriarch. She enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and engaging with young people in meaningful conversation about the triumph of the human spirit. She remains undaunted by the many challenges of living with Muscular Dystrophy and continues to shape a successful personal and professional life. (source: changingthefaceofmedicine.org)