The Resource Birth rites, producer and director, Jennfier Gherardi, (videorecording)

Birth rites, producer and director, Jennfier Gherardi, (videorecording)

Label
Birth rites
Title
Birth rites
Statement of responsibility
producer and director, Jennfier Gherardi
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A comparision of birth issues in outback Australia and arctic Canada. Considers the implications of the evacuation policy, whereby expectant mothers are taken on a long trip to a large hospital for an impending birth, far from home and where their first language is not spoken. Shows that while the majority of Aboriginal women comply with the evacuation policy, many feel that the practice is undermining indigenous traditions and culture. This practice is at odds with the very system which aspires to help the new mothers and their babies by providing a high level of obstetric care. Distressed, the women often avoid the medical system, by hiding their pregnancy and presenting themselves at the clinics, in an advanced stage of labour. That way, they will not be sent away. In contrast, Inuit women in remote Northern Canada have stopped being evacuated for births because they now have a remote birth centre in their small town. Indigenous midwives have been trained locally, and they provide the benefits of both western medicine and their own culture
Cataloging source
VU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Linda Butcher ; editor, Robert Bull ; writers, Linda Rawlings, Jennifer Gherardi
Dewey number
362.1982009
Language note
Closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
  • Narrator, Verity James
  • Includes participants from the indigenous communities in Northern Canada and outback Australia
Runtime
52
Technique
live action
Label
Birth rites, producer and director, Jennfier Gherardi, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Colour recording system: PAL ; Region all
  • 'Produced in association with SBS Independent.'
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • wbl
Control code
000043606552
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 52 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27151840
System control number
  • (OCoLC)190867153
  • kt27151840
System details
DVD

Library Locations

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      -38.195656 144.304955
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