The Cinema Museum, London

Camberwell and Peckham Labour Women’s Forum present Birth Story (2012)

Sat 6 Apr 2019 @ 13:00 · Events

Birth StoryCelebrating International Women’s Day, Camberwell and Peckham Labour Women’s Forum are presenting a screening of Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives (2012), followed by a Q&A with expert women specialists.

Birth Story 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 became an integral part of a new, entirely communal, agricultural society called The Farm. The people of the Farm 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. 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.

Followed by Q&A – Wendy Savage has confirmed, others to be announced.

Doors open at 12.30 for a 13.00 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Tickets £5 (Unwaged £3, Solidarity £8, Benefactor £12).

Advance tickets may be purchased from Eventbrite.
Birth Story