The Little Death chronicles the heartbreaking story of one couple trying to get pregnant and the test it presents for their marriage.


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The Little Death chronicles the heartbreaking story of one couple trying to get pregnant and the test it presents for their marriage.


Director(s) Justin Harrison
Screenplay By Ariel Harrison
Date Released 11/4/2021
Where To Watch Film Festival (American Black Film Festival)
Genre(s) Drama, Romance, Young Adult, Family
Duration 18 Minutes
Content Rating Not Rated
Noted Cast
Camille Monique Coleman
Keishon Princeton Echols

Film Summary

From the day Camille decides to reveal to her husband Keishon she feels a person is missing, through countless pregnancy tests and visits to the doctor, we watch every high and low of the process to add an addition to their family.

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  • Reason(s) for Film Rating: It’s a hard subject, but there is no cursing, drinking, or smoking. Just heartache.

Review

Highlights

The Desire for More

The Little Death taps into what feels like a rarely told story. Think about it, how many shows or movies do you know of which explore the troubles Black couples have with getting pregnant? You may get that on Black Love, maybe a talk show segment, but scripted? It doesn’t really exist – especially when it comes to a committed couple like Camille and Keishon.

Camille (Monique Coleman) and Keishon (Princeton Echols) dealing with another false positive
Camille (Monique Coleman) and Keishon (Princeton Echols)

So to see them struggle, it testing their relationship, and then the unsolicited advice? Oh, you go through so many different forms of frustration that it helps you appreciate how supportive Keishon is and how, despite the hardships, this strengthens the relationship. Which makes you really wish that 900 some odd days wasn’t shrunk into 18 minutes.

Overall

Our Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)

The Little Death could potentially hit you hard in all the right places if it was allowed to flesh out the trials and tribulations of having children. For with what we get, it already taps on your nerves and heartstrings. So just imagine what it could do if given the time to really go into watching others get pregnant while you struggle, false positives, and so much advice from people who don’t realize they are making you feel worse. Just thinking about the potential this presented has me in my feelings.

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Camille (Monique Coleman) and Keishon (Princeton Echols) laying down and talking
The Little Death (2021) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)
Who Is This For?
Those who want to feel seen or understand the struggles when you did everything right and still can't have a baby.
Highlights
The Desire for More
Disputable
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