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Freedom for Birth

The Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia along with Valley Families for Midwifery (in the Annapolis Valley) and 85 other hosts in 50 countries, will be screening the film, Freedom for Birth: The Mothers' Revolution, on September 20, 2012. This film is a new documentary that reframes childbirth as the most pressing global Human Rights issue today.

Freedom for Birth is a 60 minute documentary made by British filmmakers Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford. It features a Who's Who of leading birth experts and international Human Rights lawyers all calling for radical change to the world's maternity systems.

Toni Harman, one of the filmmakers says, "With the release of Freedom For Birth, we hope millions of women become aware of their legal rights and so our film has the potential to spark a revolution in maternity care across the world. In fact, we are calling this the Mothers' Revolution."

Additional information about Freedom For Birth can be found on the website:

The MCNS screenings will be held in Halifax at the Johanna Oostervelt Centre at 2103 Gottingen Street, Halifax, at 1pm and again at 7pm. Admission is free.

The VFM screenings will be held at the Berwick Library (236 Commercial Street, Berwick) at 2pm and at Studio Z in the Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street) in Wolfville at 7pm.

To contact the Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia, you may call Jackie at (902) 209-4198.
To contact Valley Families for Midwifery, please call Dawn (902) 678-2446.

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