Catching Babies

Maternidad la Luz & UTEP

Starts: October 25 @ 6:00pm
Location: UTEP Union Cinema
Union Building East Room 109
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX

University of Texas at El Paso Hisotry Department and the Chicano Studies Department hosted the first private screening of Catching Babies with UTEP students and Maternidad la Luz community.


  • Barni Qaasim, Filmmaker
  • Deborah Kaley, Midwife and Founder, Maternidad la Luz
  • Sandra Iturbe, Midwife
  • Heather Sinclair, Midwife and PhD Student: Medicalization of Childbirth in El Paso
  • Lina Murillo, PhD Student: Women’s Reproductive Health on the Border

The best part of the night was when an audience member presented Deborah Kaley with flowers! Erika Romero, who grew up next door to Maternidad la Luz came to the screening and volunteered to help with translation! Andrea Ruizquez who inspired me to create Catching Babies and who also painted the art used for the poster was there with her children Emilio and Amada. It was so great to have Sandra, Cemelli, Astrid, Alana, Judith, Roberto Carillo and so many others there.

Thank you Pablo for taking these amazing photographs!