In Honor of George Stoney
Screening of George Stoney's documentary ALL MY BABIES (1952, 54 min.).
This film on effective midwife training represented a breakthrough in candor at the time it was made. Centering on Miss Mary, a dedicated midwife in Albany, Georgia, the film opens with a meeting in which the town's midwives are chastised for the recent death of a baby and prompted to review the fundamentals of their work. It then follows two parallel stories, one of an experienced and confident expectant mother and the other of a young woman who comes perilously close to losing her child out of ignorance.
Screening introduced by film scholar Marie Nesthus.