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Midwives … Lullabies … and Mother Earth (1993)


French doctor Michel Odent is a pioneer in the natural birth movement. The documentary follows him to Holland, Russia, the UK and the Middle East to witness childbirth outside of hospitals. Professionals are interviewed and scenes of childbirth are featured.

Curator’s notes

A well-made documentary that is informative and inspirational. Dr Odent broadens the subject from the medical arena to encompass philosophical and cultural aspects.