Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives Reviews

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Nathalie Atkinson
National Post
March 28, 2013
It's interesting how in retrospect what [Gaskin] espouses, something so simple could be considered radical. Yet Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore's documentary Birth Story makes that very point.
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
March 7, 2013
This film is so bereft of conflict and seems so intent on celebrating commune life and the sisterhood and the joys of midwifery that it glosses over important issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
January 30, 2013
Lengthy documentation of births. . .are fascinating to watch. . .but ends up reinforcing every stereotype. . . of midwifery as more appropriate to hippie lifestyle or Amish.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Marsha McCreadie
Film Journal International
January 18, 2013
The old ways are the still best, asserts this documentary, especially if it's a DIY birth with a midwife on hand to help.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 16, 2013
Highlights Gaskin's down-home gumption as an advocate for the glory of natural childbirth.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
January 16, 2013
Challengingly graphic but good-natured doc is an eye-opener on midwivery.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
January 15, 2013
A granola ode to natural childbirth that makes you want to hop into a tub of warm water and start pushing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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