Birth Story: Ina May & The Farm Midwives

One Night Only! Special benefit screening of acclaimed documentary film BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN AND THE FARM MIDWIVES in Denver, Colorado.

The Mother’hood is pleased to announce a special community screening of “BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN AND THE FARM MIDWIVES” to benefit The Colorado Midwives Association.

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)

DATE: Sunday, May 12th at 4:00PM with reception and silent auction to follow
LOCATION: Sie Film Center (2510 E. Colfax
TICKETS: $15 Pre-sale, $20 day of 
PRE-SALE TICKETS GO ON SALE MARCH 15TH THROUGH Denver Film Society

$50 VIP/Sponsor level tickets for sale that include a gift package, reserved seating, and your name listed in the event program as a special donor to the CMA. Please contact transformativebirth@gmail.com to purchase these limited tickets.

Proceeds from tickets sales to benefit The Colorado Midwives Association. The mission of the Colorado Midwives Association is to support and promote the option of birth at home for childbearing families in the state of Colorado. We facilitate communication and promote a sense of community among midwives attending homebirths from Durango to Denver to Greeley and beyond. Homebirth has been legal in Colorado since 1993 and to date, over 120 midwives have been registered to practice in all areas of the state. The CMA was instrumental in the passage of The Colorado Midwives Law and continues to be the legislative force behind maintaining regulation of midwifery in Colorado.

Running Time: 95 minutes
Official Website: birthstorymovie.com
Distributor: On & Beyond LLC
Directors: Sara Lamm & Mary Wigmore
Producers: Zachary Mortensen, Kathryn Roughan, Sara Lamm, Mary Wigmore
Press Contact: Amy Slotnick, amy@birthstorymovie.com

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