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What's On at the Martin Harris Centre.

05 Aug 2008

The film 'Born' examines the roles of father and midwife.

At First Sight

Tuesday 30 September, 5.30-7.30pm
John Casken Lecture Theatre, Martin Harris Centre

Screening of the film 'Born' by Andy Lawrence in collaboration with Judith Kurutac, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.

"Born takes us on a deeply personal journey. Andy Lawrence spent three years in an intimate collaboration with Judith Kurutac, gaining insight into her life's work as an independent midwife. Born examines the roles they play as father and midwife, brought to life by their engagement with two couples who undergo very different experiences of childbirth.

"Close and un-interrupted footage of physical childbirth pulls away to wide-open landscapes, still and quiet but heavy with contemplation of practices that have become part of our cultural landscape. The result is an open consideration resonating with the connection between birth and death and the fear inherent in both these momentous processes."

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