Documentary Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives
Monday, January 28, 2013   -   7:00 PM
Location:  Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall

Please join us for a sneak preview of the documentary film Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives. The film captures a spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune. Today as nearly one third of all U.S. babies are born via C-section, they fight to protect their knowledge and to promote respectful, safe maternity practices all over the globe. From the backs of their technicolor school buses, these pioneers rescued American midwifery from extinction, changed the way a generation approached pregnancy, and filmed nearly everything they did. With unprecedented access to the midwives' archival video collection, as well as modern day footage of life at the alternative intentional community where they live, this documentary shows childbirth the way most people have never seen it – unadorned, unabashed, and awe-inspiring.

Q&A with directors via Skype to follow the sneak preview of the film.

Co-Sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Studies Major, the Gender Studies Concentration, and the Film and Media Studies Concentration.

Event Type:  Film
Contact:  Gonzalez, Melissa M