One Night Only: Special benefit screening of acclaimed documentary film,
BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN AND THE FARM MIDWIVES in Sebastopol, CA
Peaceroots Alliance is pleased to announce a special pre-release screening of “BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN AND THE FARM MIDWIVES” to Benefit Analy High School Theater & The Mark Madrid Liver Fund.
BIRTH STORY captures a spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune, rescued modern midwifery from extinction, and changed the way a generation thought about childbirth. Today, as nearly 1/3 of all U.S. babies are born via C-section, they labor on, fighting to preserve their knowledge and pushing, once again, for the rebirth of birth. With incredible access to the midwivesʼ archival video collection, the film not only captures the unique sisterhood at The Farm Clinic, but shows childbirth the way most people have never seen it–unadorned, unabashed, and awe-inspiring.
Ina May Gaskin, CPM, has been called “the most famous midwife in the world,” is the founder and director of The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee, and is the author of four books, including the wildly popular Spiritual Midwifery. BIRTH STORY premiered at the 2012 LA Film Festival and won the prestigious Audience Award.
” A disarming example of documentary filmmaking that stakes out an opinion with plain-spoken, commonsensical wisdom” (Variety, Aug 6, 2012)
“…An incredible story…heart-stopping.” (Matt Holzman, KCRW)
PRA is a 501c3 out of Petaluma, CA and The Farm, in Tenn.
DATE: October 19, 2012
LOCATION & TIME: Analy High School Theatre-6950 Analy Av, Sebastopol,CA 7PM
TICKETS:$15.00 advance/$25.00 at the door. Reduced student pricing, doors open 6.30PM www.brownpapertickets.com
A post-screening discussion on maternal health issues will follow the film and be led by former Farm Midwives/ present midwives/ and MD’s
Running Time: 95 minutes
Press Contact: Amy Slotnick, email@example.com
Local contact: Linda Speel, firstname.lastname@example.org