Monday, January 28, 2008

"The Business of Being Born"

The creators of "The Business of Being Born" think that after viewing their film, "You will never look at giving birth the same way." After watching the trailer and reading about the film on their site, I can believe it.

Here's the synopsis: Birth: it’s a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business. Compelled to find answers after a disappointing birth experience with her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to examine and question the way American women have babies...

Here's how you can check it out:

  • Community Screenings are being held throughout the country through mid-February. Check to see if there is a viewing in your area.

  • The film is also being released in six select theaters.

  • On February 12, 2008, Netflix will release the DVD for rental and online viewing.

  • The DVD will be available for purchase at the end of March 2008.

Check out the trailer:

A friend of mine introduced me to this film when she blogged about it saying, "Today I had the opportunity to attend a screening of 'The Business of Being Born.' What an incredible film!" Thanks, Cherie.


steele family said...

i can honestly say that after having 3 natural childbirths i am addicted! it is the most amazing experience i think we can have this side of heaven!! i can't wait to see the film.

Bridget said...

I have been waiting for this for a year. I saw a prelim trailer last year. Then later saw Riki Lake promoting it (I don't know if she was originally a part of the project, but I didn't see her in the first trailer). I think it will be interesting. After two inductions for medical reasons, I don't know why anyone would beg for one. Pitocin sucks! What a blessing it is to go on your own.