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KARTEMQUIN FILMS COLLECTION: THE EARLY YEARS VOL 3



 
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The twentieth century saw the medical establishment intervene in childbirth, promising more safety and less pain than a traditional home birth. Though hospital births became the norm, certain institutional practices led to a pushback. When the wife of one of the filmmakers in the Kartemquin cooperative became pregnant, the group decided to chronicle the experience of natural childbirth in Marco. The real drama unfolds when the young couple faces the hostile reactions of the established medical community. They finally find a receptive doctor in Wisconsin, but that means they must race over the state line when it's time to deliver. This cinema verite-style film follows the couple as they learn about natural childbirth, discuss plans with medical staff, and experience the birth of their son, Marco. "A luminous, joyous human document" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times). Original music by Philip Glass.

Gerald Temaner/Gordon Quinn---USA---1970---82 mins.
Features
  • Includes an interview with the directors, documents from the early years, and video updates with the family seven year and 40 years later.