THE FILM

Birth Chattanooga and My Smart Hands with Adele are pleased to announce a special pre-release screening of the award-winning BIRTH STORY: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives.

The feature-length documentary will be presented to Chattanooga audiences for the first time ever on Friday, February 8th at 7:00pm at Barking Legs Theater.

The film tells the story of some spirited counterculture women who began delivering each other’s babies in 1970, on a caravan of hippie school buses, headed to a patch of rural Tennessee land. With Ina May Gaskin as their leader, the women taught themselves midwifery from the ground up, and, with their families, founded an entirely communal, agricultural society called The Farm. They 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 generation’s approach to childbirth.

With incredible access to the midwives’ archival video collection, the film not only captures the unique sisterhood at The Farm Clinic (which still exist today), but also shows childbirth the way most people have never seen it–unadorned, unabashed, and awe-inspiring. Come out and bring a friend to view this unique film before it’s release later in 2013.

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