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All My Babies: A Midwife's Own Story (1953)

Not Rated | | Documentary
This beautiful film is the story of "Miss Mary" Coley, an African-American midwife more than half a century ago in rural Georgia. Conceived as a demonstration film for illiterate "granny" ... See full summary »

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George C. Stoney

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Mary Coley
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This beautiful film is the story of "Miss Mary" Coley, an African-American midwife more than half a century ago in rural Georgia. Conceived as a demonstration film for illiterate "granny" midwives, its production sponsored by the Georgia Department of Public Health, All My Babies quickly transcended its initial purpose. It was used around the world by UNESCO and has become an enduring classic of non-fiction film. Written by Anonymous

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Interesting But Dated
22 May 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

This film is the story of Mrs. Mary Coley, an African-American midwife more than half a century ago in rural Georgia. Conceived as a demonstration film for illiterate "granny" midwives, its production sponsored by the Georgia Department of Public Health, "All My Babies" quickly transcended its initial purpose. It was used around the world by UNESCO and has become an enduring classic of non-fiction film.

Generally speaking, I like this film for what it shows about the delivery process. But more so, I like that it shows how we have come a long way since. Children are not dying because a midwife forgets to wash her hands. New mothers rarely die in childbirth and if new babies die it is something beyond anyone's control.


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