What if you could save one life by sharing a documentary?

Chances are, you'd share it.

One Life, a feature-length documentary directed by local filmmaker Chris Benninger (YOUR STORY ON FILM), explores root causes for Ohio's alarmingly high rates of infant mortality.

By definition, infant mortality is the death of a child before he or she reaches the age of one. And while not all infant deaths are preventable, many are.

Ohio's rates of infant mortality are too high for all of our babies, no matter the race of the child. But, to make matters worse, Ohio's black babies die at more than twice the rate of its white babies before reaching the age of 1. The question is why.

One Life explores not only Ohio's high rates of infant mortality, but also the underlying issues that lead to worse birth outcomes for Ohio's black population.

Please watch the film. Then, if you believe the information in the film has the ability to save even one life, share it with others.

All community partners are welcome to embed the video on their own websites using the embed code with this video. Further, community residents and partners are welcome to download the video and share it in presentations, living room conversations, community forums, and local film showings. The goal is to create awareness and, in turn, change around the underlying issues that plague our community.


This video was made possible by the Ohio Department of Health, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, and NEON (Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services, Inc.). It was also created in cooperation with the City of Cleveland, Cleveland City Planning Commission, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Department of Public Health, Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute, MetroHealth, MomsFirst, Neighborhood Leadership Institute, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, OIMRI, & University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital / Rainbow Babies & Children's.