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In Honor of George Stoney


August 30, 2012
Program sponsored by the New York Film/Video Council

Photograph by George Stoney, courtesy of David BagnallPhotograph by George Stoney, courtesy of David BagnallScreening 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.