Marian University to host film screening of “Some Babies Die” documentary

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Marian University will be hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary, "Some Babies Die," and a follow-up conversation with Dr. Peter Barr on Thursday, March 20 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Stayer Center Dining Room.

"Some Babies Die," filmed in 1986, is a sensitive film that shows the importance of allowing parents contact with a deceased infant so the natural grieving process can take place. Dr. Peter Barr, a doctor who specializes in this type of counseling, has assisted many parents and families who have lost infant children.

This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes, medical procedures, and language of the time it was made, yet the issues raised are timeless. Dr. Barr is a neonatologist and senior staff physician at the Sydney Children's Hospital Network in Australia. He co-founded the Stillbirth and Newborn Death Support group in 1983 and has facilitated monthly support groups for more than a decade.

Following the film screening, a conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Barr.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Janet McCord at or at 920-923-8952.


Fun Fact

Marian’s Student Senate organization, the student-led governing body, hosts a concert every spring, with past artists including Augustana, Jay Sean, Jason Derulo, Plain White T’s, Gym Class Heroes and Josh Gracin (Source: Student Handbook, 2013-2014).

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Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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