1. Celebrate MANA: 30 Years

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    A short piece commemorating 30 years of the Midwives Alliance of North America. Crafted from footage documented at the MANA 2009 conference in Asilomar, California. Featuring Ina May Gaskin, Eugene Declercq, Elizabeth Davis, Sonbonfu Some' and other movers and shakers speaking about MANA's history, challenges and vision for the future. Presented at MANA Asilomar 2012. Coproduced by Nicolle Littrell of Woman in the Moon Films and Jill Breen, MANA President. Runs approx. 12 minutes.

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    • "Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & the Farm Midwives" Official Trailer

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      WATCH THE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY NOW AT BIRTHSTORYMOVIE.COM Directed by Sara Lamm & Mary Wigmore Produced by Sara Lamm, Mary Wigmore, Kate Roughan & Zachary Mortensen A Reckon So & Ghost Robot Production The feature-length documentary BIRTH STORY: Ina May Gaskin and 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. Forty years ago Ina May led the charge away from isolated hospital birthing rooms, where husbands were not allowed and mandatory forceps deliveries were the norm. Today, as nearly one third of all US babies are born via C-section, she fights to preserve her community’s hard-won knowledge. With incredible access to the midwives’ archival video collection, the film not only captures the unique sisterhood at The Farm Clinic–from its heyday into the present–but shows childbirth the way most people have never seen it–unadorned, unabashed, and awe-inspiring.

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      • Meet the Childbirth Experts - Ina May Gaskin VOD

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        Ina May Gaskin MA, CPM is founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center, Tennessee, USA. She has attended more than 1,200 births and is author of Spiritual Midwifery, now in its fourth edition. For twenty-two years she published Birth Gazette, a quarterly covering health care, childbirth and midwifery issues. She has lectured all over the world at midwifery conferences and at medical schools. In 1997, she received the ASPO/Lamaze Irwin Chabon Award and the Tennessee Perinatal Association Recognition Award. In 2003 she was chosen as Visiting Fellow of Morse College, Yale University. Ina May developed the Gaskin Manoeuvre. The first obstetrical manoeuvre to be named after a midwife. Ina's topics include: - Eliminating midwifery in the USA: the consequences - Rising caesarean rates and the rise in maternal mortality in the USA - Maternal death rates in the USA - Maternal mortality: raising awareness to affect change - What women need to birth well - Modern medicine and the loss of essential knowledge about childbirth - Why women choose homebirth: emotional, mental and physical safety - Safety and the impact of choice for mother and baby - Leading the world astray: US maternity policy and the fear of childbirth - Rediscovering the art of Midwifery: traditional wisdom informing modern practice - Maintaining balance in birth: the need for mutual respect - Midwifery at The Farm: philosophy, caesarean rates and outcomes - Media and the fear of childbirth - Natural, Breech borth deliveries

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        • Ina May Gaskin with postpartum care.

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          • Voluntary Peasants Book Trailer, Melvyn Stiriss

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            True adventures of a young UPI reporter who followed the spirit and story of the sixties over the edge to become part of the story. Melvyn Stiriss is a founder of America's great commune, The Farm in Tennessee. Share good vibes and learn how more than 1,000 people lived collectively, built a village and found ways to do humanitarian aid work around the world. Partake of the San Francisco spiritual smorgasbord of 1969 and an audacious, 100-vehicle hippie caravan around the country, spreading peace and a message to get back to the land.

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            • Ina May Gaskin

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              March 25th, Toronto

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              • Rites of Passage

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                Promotional video written and edited for Mindful Mama Magazine, an online resource of articles, forums and help for mothers. The footage in this video is from multiple cameras and file formats shot by multiple videographers. The awesome graphics are by Origin Graphics of Boulder, CO (http://www.origingraphicdesign.com/).

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                • MANA 2009!

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                  The annual gathering of the Midwives Alliance of North America, a continental organization inclusive of all midwives, regardless of education or legal status. This year's conference will take place on California's beautiful northern coast: Asilomar. Be a part of the rising tide of natural birth and midwifery activism. A rejuvenating and inspiring weekend has been planned where you can hear speakers like Ina May Gaskin, obtain CEU's, connect with kindred spirits, revitalize, energize and most likely, catch a glimpse of a sea otter or two. A well remembered weekend is in store! Register at: mana.org

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