The Resource Birth rites, producer and director, Jennfier Gherardi

Birth rites, producer and director, Jennfier Gherardi

Label
Birth rites
Title
Birth rites
Statement of responsibility
producer and director, Jennfier Gherardi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Australian Birth Rites is a one hour documentary that draws a powerful comparison between the birthing experiences of women living in outback Australia with those of women living in remote regions of arctic Canada. In Australia we assume that women giving birth have their choices and preferences respected. Most Australian women do not imagine that having a baby means being sent by bus or plane far from their home and families, yet this is the very experience of many Aboriginal women living in remote towns in northern and central Australia. Aboriginal culture and western medicine share an uncomfortable interface. The medical establishment has centralised hospital birth services providing the highest level of obstetric care and safety for women experiencing a potentially life-threatening event. For Aboriginal women confronted with the distress of being separated from their family and community the problem appears equally insurmountable. To circumvent the anxiety of being sent away women avoid the medical system. 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
NZEN
Characteristic
representational
Credits note
Director of photography, Linda Butcher ; editor, Robert Bull ; writers, Linda Rawlings, Jennifer Gherardi
Date time place
Originally produced by Jag Films in 2002
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
Target audience
adult
Label
Birth rites, producer and director, Jennfier Gherardi
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1048729
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 streaming video file, 52 min., 3 sec.)
File format
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color
Publisher number
1048729
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30704947
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
kanopy48730
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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