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Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives
Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives
Documentary Competition
(USA, 2012, 94 mins)
World Premiere
Directed By: Sara Lamm,
Mary Wigmore
Producers: Sara Lamm, Mary Wigmore, Kate Roughan, Zachary Mortensen
Cinematographers: Mary Wigmore, Sandy Chandler
Editors: Kate Amend
Music: Robin Pecknold
Featuring: Ina May Gaskin, Stephen Gaskin, Pamela Hunt, Farm Midwives past and present, Kristina Kennedy Davis
In the early 1970s, Ina May Gaskin and the courageous Midwives of the Farm commune inspired the modern midwifery movement. Today, their efforts continue at the Farm Clinic and across the country, working against an ever-growing hospital culture of intervention and C-section births.

Revealing the Midwives’ stories with intelligence and wit, directors Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore weave extensive archival footage, enlightening interviews and contemporary stories into a beguiling document of past and present. Through Ina May and the Midwives, Lamm and Wigmore portray childbirth in empowering and thrilling ways we’ve never seen before. The result is not just an illuminating documentary, but a joyful rallying call to see humanity through a new lens.
Screening Schedule
Sat, Jun 16th 4:40pm
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 11
Fri, Jun 22nd 7:30pm
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 10
Sat, Jun 23rd 7:20pm
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 10
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