'Is Egg Donation Safe?' Featured on The Atlantic Selects

The Atlantic Selects featured another one of our short films, Is Egg Donation Safe?, by Olivia Merrion and Emily Harger.


Is Egg Donation Safe?

Jessica Wing was a healthy Stanford University student when she was paid to donate eggs on three separate occasions—funds which she allocated toward her student debt. Less than ten years later, she died of colon cancer. Because Jessica had no family history of the disease, her mother, Dr. Jennifer Schneider, wondered if there might be a link between the many hormone injections necessary for egg donation and Jessica’s cancer. But to her surprise, Dr. Schneider discovered that not a single study has been done on the long-term health risks of egg donation

To view the full story, visit: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/543675/is-egg-donation-safe/. This Glassbreaker Films short film was produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting. 



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Before Prison Featured on The Atlantic Selects

The Atlantic Selects featured another one of our short films, Before Prison, by Emily Harger and Olivia Merrion. 



Oklahoma Imprisons Women at the Highest Rate in the United States

Oklahoma has the highest female incarceration rate in the country—more than twice the national average. This short documentary, produced by the Glassbreaker Films initiative while at The Center for Investigative Reporting sent filmmakers Olivia Merrion and Emily Harger with CIR reporters, to find out why. 

To view the story on The Atlantic Selects: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/543456/before-prison-female-incarceration-rate-oklahoma/

For more information on Oklahoma’s high female incarceration rate, read Reveal’s article.

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Heroin(e) Premieres on Netflix!

From Forbes:

"For a city its size, Huntington, West Virginia, has a surprising number of superlatives to its name -- none of them positive. For years, it has been called the most obese city in the United States, with roughly 40 percent of its population of 50,000 qualifying for that dubious distinction. In 2008, the CDC called Huntington America's unhealthiest city.

Now, according to Heroin(e), a new documentary released this week on Netflix, it is also the overdose capital of the country. The film reports that in 2015, Huntington saw 10 times the national average of opioid overdoses, with as many as 26 in a single day. The average, says Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader, hovers around five to seven."

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