In 2022 we commissioned Inner Eye Productions to produce Say My Baby’s Name; Pregnancy After Loss. The film a sequel to the ground breaking Deafening Silence, will form part of the Abigail’s Angels Training programme, for midwives and health professionals around the world, to better understand how to support bereaved parents and families. The film focuses on the experience of a mother having her next child, following the death of her previous baby. It features a stellar cast with credits ranging from Killing Eve to Harry Potter and Netflix’s Sandman. The new film aims to build on the success of the first and help midwives to reflect on their interactions with parents returning for their next child following a bereavement.
Written and directed by Chris Godwin, the first film had an immediate impact, leading to positive changes in maternity wards and this second film is destined to also have a huge impact in the care that is offered.
“We are immensely proud of ‘Deafening Silence’ and everything it has achieved. We created a beautiful legacy for our daughter Abigail, which has helped train midwives around the world, as well as help families have a better understanding about stillbirth. We knew without doubt there was a need for a second film and are grateful to everyone that has made this possible. We hope Say My Baby’s Name goes on to have an even greater impact and helps enhance our Abigail’s Angels Training Programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.” David Ward, charity Co-Founder and Trustee, Abigail’s Footsteps.
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