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Film spotlights costs and accessibility of child care

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Tamara Perkins
Clarissa Douthered, featured in the film "Clarissa's Battle," is pictured in this undated photo.

The film, "Clarissa's Battle," will be featured on the opening night of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to San Diego starting this Thursday, Feb. 2 for a week of films highlighting human rights issues across the globe.

The opening night film, "Clarissa's Battle," documents the tireless efforts of child care advocate Clarissa Doutherd, as she tries to increase access to childcare and early education for her community and beyond. 

Doutherd joined Midday Edition, along with the film's director, Tamara Perkins, to talk about the making of the film and how their own personal experiences as mothers brought them together to make the film.


The Human Rights Watch Festival's screening of "Clarissa's Battle" will be Thursday, Feb. 2 at San Diego's Museum of Photographic Arts at 6:00 p.m.

More information is available here.

Corrected: February 1, 2023 at 1:02 PM PST
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story misidentified Tamara Perkins as Tamara Jenkins. We regret the error.