Just wanted to let the Seattle area folks know! Spreading the word! I'm going to go!
Ina May Gaskin’s BIRTH STORY comes to Seattle!
We are excited to tell you about an inspiring new documentary coming to Seattle about legendary midwife, Ina May Gaskin. “BIRTH STORY is a celebratory tribute to the endangered art of midwifery and its most influential practitioner, Ina May Gaskin” (Variety magazine). Screenings are limited and information is below.
Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives
Feb 3rd, 10th, 11th
At Seattle’s Grand Illusion Cinema
Sunday, February 3rd at 3pm
Sunday February 10th at 3pm & 5pm
Monday February 11th at 7pm
Location: Grand Illusion Cinema, 1403 NE 50th Street, Seattle WA
Ticket Information: $8.00 to be purchase at the door. $5.00 for cinema members. Theater details at: http://www.grandillusioncinema.org
View the trailer at: http://birthstorymovie.com/home/
BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN AND THE FARM MIDWIVES tells the story of counterculture heroine Ina May Gaskin and her spirited friends, who began delivering each otherʼs 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 became an integral part of a new, entirely communal, agricultural society called The Farm. The people of the Farm grew their own food, built their own houses, published their own books, and, as word of their social experiment spread, created a model of care for women and babies that changed a generationʼs 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 hardwon knowledge. With incredible access to the midwivesʼ archival video collection, 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.
BIRTH STORY had its festival premiere at the LA Film Festival and was winner of the Audience Award.