Capturing the Brief Life and Death of an Infant

Barch Levi Blum was born in late 2009 at Toronto's Mt. Sinai Hospital. He lived for ten minutes.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention2010 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2010 / Mary Beth Kirchner / NPR's Obituary Project, USA

Barch Levi Blum was born in late 2009 at Toronto's Mt. Sinai Hospital. He lived for ten minutes.

And though Barch's life was too short a life for an obituary, his mother found a way to memorialize him.

Capturing the Brief Life and Death of an Infant won a Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award in the 2010 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.The story was produced in the last week of 2009 for NPR's Obituary Project.

(total running time: 6:14)


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Mary Beth Kirchner

Mary Beth Kirchner is an independent radio producer and national programming consultant.


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