Finally, a documentary that “examines the betrayal of humanity’s greatest gift–birth–by the greed of U.S. corporations.” I have high hopes for this film and I truly hope it delivers. If you have Quicktime installed, you can view a trailer for “Pregnant in America” by clicking on this link.
From the mailing list for the film:
“Our goal is to premier at The Sundance Film Festival and have a major distribution company release Pregnant in America theatrically worldwide. The paradigm shift must happen on a cultural level; the worlds most powerful and influential celebrities, Hollywood executives and difference makers go to Sundance. We intend on being
there, January 2008.”
Finally, someone with the courage and conviction to reveal how the most perfect process on this planet has been twisted and contorted into a machine of science, blatantly and violently removing the humanity and delicate power housed within women and babies.
Finally, the truth.
May this film be a bastion of hope for all women and all peoples. May it be a wake-up call to those who have sleeping through a sad revolution in birth, or those who have been numbed by a culture that distrusts the human body, or who have simply been blinded by past experiences, threats, stories, and hurt.
The bellows of Birth have never ceased. May they resound even stronger with the release of this film and the support of birth/woman/human advocates everywhere!
The full announcement from the film’s mailing list:
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
One year ago, I found out my wife was pregnant. I was not going to let her become a victim of our nation’s childbirth system. I decided to make this movie.
In the last few days we have received hundreds of emails from people like you who are ready for a change. I would like to thank you for sharing your stories with us. Some are inspiring, some deeply saddening, while others are informative and thought provoking. And all are important. There are many, many voices out there that need to be heard, and many stories that need to be listened to.
That is why we decided to launch a new website which is being built right now. We hope to add something new each day until completed, so keep logging on. The website will have sections to share birth stories, gain information, post comments, communicate with us, communicate with each other, and even upload videos of births. We will use the website to communicate to all of you about release dates, previews and updates on what is happening with Pregnant in America. Perhaps most powerfully, PregnantInAmerica.com will act as a catalyst for our message and a launching pad for our movement. My father used to say, “He who shouts the loudest is always heard.” Let’s get ready to shout real loud.
A lot of you have been wondering how and when Pregnant in America will be released. Our goal is to premier at The Sundance Film Festival and have a major distribution company release Pregnant in America theatrically worldwide. The paradigm shift must happen on a cultural level; the worlds most powerful and influential celebrities, Hollywood executives and difference makers go to Sundance. We intend on being there, January 2008.
Many of you are asking how you can help:
1. Keep being you, keep moving forward, you are making a difference.
1. Visit PregnantInAmerica.com often, email EVERYONE YOU KNOW about
Pregnant in America.
1. Make whatever contribution you can afford or feel is right for you. (We are not a large production team and we need your contribution to make a difference.)
1. Always remember what my father said, He who shouts the loudest, is always heard.
Producer and Director – Pregnant in America