Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives (Doc Night at The New Parkway)
Tuesday, March 19 @ 7:15
Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives
The feature-length documentary BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN & THE FARM MIDWIVES tells the story of counterculture heroine Ina May Gaskin and her spirited friends, 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 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.
2012 / NR / 95 minutes
The New Parkway Theater (View)
474 24th St
Oakland, CA 94612