Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives

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"A disarming example of documentary filmmaking that stakes out an opinion with plain-spoken, commonsensical wisdom." —Variety

"A fascinating history lesson and a raucous celebration of life…you'll shed tears of joy at the sight of babies being born with a sense of wonder, awe, and joy." —KCRW

One Night Only!
Tuesday, April 2 - 5:30PM and 7:30PM

A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery.

BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN & THE FARM MIDWIVES tells the story of counterculture heroine Ina May Gaskin and her spirited friends, who began delivering each other’s babies in 1970, on a caravan of hippie school buses, headed to a patch of rural Tennessee land. With Ina May as their leader, the women taught themselves midwifery from the ground up, and, with their families, founded an entirely communal, agricultural society called The Farm. As word of their social experiment spread, their methods created a model of care for women and babies that changed a generation’s approach to childbirth. Forty years ago Ina May led the charge away from isolated hospital birthing rooms, where husbands were not allowed and mandatory forceps deliveries were the norm. Today, as nearly one third of all US babies are born via C-section, she fights to preserve her community’s hard-won knowledge. The film not only captures the unique sisterhood at The Farm Clinic-from its heyday into the present-but shows childbirth the way most people have never seen it-unadorned, unabashed, and awe-inspiring.

1hr 35mins | USA | NR

A Talkback by the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery will follow the 7:30 pm screening.

Directed by: Sara Lamm, Mary Wigmore

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