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Hi Vancouver mamas,<br><br>
The Capilano College Women's Studies Program is sponsoring a free screening of the Business of Being Born next Friday, March 14, at 7:00 pm in the Cap College Library (Rm 322).<br><br>
Open to the public; all are welcome!<br><br>
For more information go to <a href="http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com" target="_blank">www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com</a> or contact <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br><br><br>
(Press Release follows, with more info if you want to pass along anywhere)<br>
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SPECIAL PRIVATE SCREENING OF “THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN”<br>
Directed by Abby Epstein, Executive Produced by Ricki Lake<br><br>
ON: Friday, March 14, 2008<br>
LOCATION & TIME: Capilano College Library Room 322, 7:00 pm<br>
TICKETS: FREE to the public<br><br>
In honour of International Women’s Day, The Capilano College Women’s Studies Program is pleased to announce a special sneak preview of:<br><br>
THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN<br>
A DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTED BY ABBY EPSTEIN AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY RICKI LAKE<br><br>
In 2001, actress Ricki Lake gave birth to her second child with the assistance of a midwife in her home bathtub. She made the choice for a home birth after she experienced unwanted medical interventions while delivering her first child at a hospital birthing center. Ricki succeeded in giving birth on her own terms and the experience was so unexpectedly empowering and life-changing that she felt every woman should know what they could be missing out on.<br><br>
Ricki approached filmmaker Abby Epstein to collaborate on a film that would examine birth culture in America, and ask questions about the way American women have babies.<br><br>
Footage of women having babies punctuates THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN. Each experience is unique; all are equally beautiful and equally surprising. Giving birth is clearly the most physically challenging event these women have ever gone through, but it is also the most emotionally rewarding.<br><br>
Along the way, Epstein conducts interviews with a number of obstetricians, experts and advocates about the history, culture and economics of childbirth. The film’s fundamental question: should most births be viewed as a natural life process, or should every delivery be treated as a potential medical emergency?<br><br>
As Epstein uncovers some surprising answers, her own pregnancy adds a very personal dimension to THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN, a must-see movie for anyone even thinking about having a baby!<br><br>
This film premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival and is due to be released in select theaters in January 2008. It will then be available on Netflix in February 2008. The filmmakers are allowing these local screenings to help raise awareness on the topic and support birth organizations on a local level. This free event is being held in honour of International Women’s Day,<br><br>
For more information go to <a href="http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com" target="_blank">www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com</a> or contact <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>
 

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see you there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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i saw it last week in burnaby and loved it. a must see, so tell all your girlfriends (see <a href="http://http//blog.lunapads.com/2008/02/the_business_of_being_born_1.html" target="_blank">my blog</a> about it here). wish i was free friday to see it again.<br><br>
how awesome of cap college womens studies to host one for free. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> i'll contact the organizers to offer door prizes (or have them contact us ... <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>)
 

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I would so love to see this, my DH too!!! Is there child minding offered? Are others keeping their LO with them?
 

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I am planning to go!! I'm leaving the kids home with DH...<b>dawn</b> it will be fun to see you there. Also any other MDC mamas planning to attend.
 

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Great! So glad some of you mamas will be able to come!<br><br>
It's fabulous that we've had a number of showings in Vancouver already - we live in a nice place.<br><br>
Lunagal, I will contact you - door prizes are an awesome idea.<br><br>
Due to space issues and (moreover) college liability stuff there will not be childminding at the movie, but kiddos are welcome if you want to bring them. My 5yo loved the movie when he saw it - he was so psyched about seeing all the babies come out. I might bring him on Friday if he doesn't seem too tired (he's normally a 7:30 bedtime kid). FYI - There is one sequence I think is "scary" where they show older footage of women in labour twilight sleep, though, so judge what you think is right for your own kiddos.<br><br>
See you there!
 

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yes, that twilight sleep footage really bothered me. i had no idea and can' t believe that ever happened. a sad period in history for sure!<br>
are there space limitations for the room? first come first serve? should i tell friends to get there early?
 

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Lunagal, I sent you an message from my work email re: your idea for door prizes.<br><br>
I would recommend getting there a little early - maybe 6:30-ish. I have no idea what type of turnout to expect, really! Sometimes we only get about 30 people to events, but we've had a lot of phone inquiries about this one and the room only will seat 80-100 (we'll cram in as many as we can up to 100, if need be). It will be first come first serve.<br><br>
Unfortunately, my grandmother just died today so I will be away for her funeral on Friday. A colleague of mine from the Women's Studies Program will take care of all the on-site details.
 

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max4477, i'm sorry to hear about your grandma. take good care.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/candle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Candle">
 

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I'm in South East Vancouver and really want to go...anyone coming from this area? I don't drive and dh will be with ds.<br>
PM me.
 

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I'm so sorry to hear about your grama, Max <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I'll be there if I'm feeling better...had been planning to go until I got sick.
 

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Here's another showing in Vancouver: <a href="http://www.pomegranate-midwives.com/birthlounge.htm" target="_blank">http://www.pomegranate-midwives.com/birthlounge.htm</a>
 

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I'll be there tonight! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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