4.07.2008

Born In the U.S.A.

I finally did order Born In the U.S.A., even though I hadn't seen it and wasn't sure if it was worth the investment required in order to purchase the right to show it. (BTW, the trailer for this this movie is still not available to embed via YouTube, but the link in the hyper-linked title above will take you to their website where they do have a clip.)
I was interested in this movie because it was featured on the Oxygen Network, and in Fit Pregnancy and Self magazines. It was shown on PBS, and a couple of my favorite doctors had this to say (from PatchWorks Films website):

"The best film on birth in America."
——Marsden Wagner, Former Director, Maternal and Child Health, W.H.O.
"Every man, woman, and child in this country should see this film."
—Christiane Northrup, MD,
Author, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

I do respect these opinions, though I guess I'm not quite as enthusiastic about the film after seeing it. It's good. I'm not sure its the best. I felt the same way about Giving Birth: Challenges and Choices, by Suzanne Arms. It was good. I liked it. It was beautifully done. It just isn't my 'go to' movie. Maybe I should have a baby/birthing movie marathon and see what my opinion is when I see them all together. It has been years since I watched the Arms movie.
I've been thinking I might have a mother's 'tea' once a month just to watch uplifting birth/parenting videos and talk about the concerns of expectant moms. They can be such a wealth of information and support for each other, and I have so many resources I could share. One friend in CA is doing something similar and has great attendance. If any local women would like to see something like this, let me know. Maybe we could do something once in a while like learn how to knit a baby hat or make natural baby wipes or something. It could be fun.

2 comments:

Marie said...

You didn't mention The Business of Being Born, have you seen it?

Wildner said...

Marie,
I have seen it! LOVED it. Here are the blogs entries where I do mention it:
http://fearlessbirthing.blogspot.com/2008/01/business-of-being-born.html
http://fearlessbirthing.blogspot.com/2008/01/maslows-hierarchy-of-needs.html
http://fearlessbirthing.blogspot.com/2008/02/business-of-being-born.html