Friday, September 19, 2008

"Birth Right" at Sidewalk Film Festival

Eight short films made by UAB students will be screened during the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival scheduled for Sept. 26-28. The films begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 in the Carver Theater, 1631 4th Ave. North.

Included is a film by Neeta Kirpalani and Emily Jackson about the history and future of midwifery in the state of Alabama:

Many healthy women in the state are not allowed by law to have natural, midwife-assisted births at home. This film examines midwifery communities and the benefits and larger social justice issues such as access to care and lack of choice within the health-care system."

Please show your support for Emily and Neeta's amazing work and the Ethnographic Film class at UAB!

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