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The Resource The business of being born, Red Envelope Entertainment ; directed by Abby Epstein ; produced by Amy Slotnick, Paulo Netto, Abby Epstein ; executive producer, Ricki Lake ; Ample Productions & Barranca Productions

The business of being born, Red Envelope Entertainment ; directed by Abby Epstein ; produced by Amy Slotnick, Paulo Netto, Abby Epstein ; executive producer, Ricki Lake ; Ample Productions & Barranca Productions

Label
The business of being born
Title
The business of being born
Statement of responsibility
Red Envelope Entertainment ; directed by Abby Epstein ; produced by Amy Slotnick, Paulo Netto, Abby Epstein ; executive producer, Ricki Lake ; Ample Productions & Barranca Productions
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Birth is a miracle, a rite of passage, a natural part of life. But birth is also big business. Compelled to explore the subject after the delivery of her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to question the way American women have babies. The film interlaces intimate birth stories with surprising historical, political and scientific insights and shocking statistics about the current maternity care system. When director Epstein discovers she is pregnant during the making of the film, the journey becomes even more personal. Should most births be viewed as a natural life process, or should every delivery be treated as a potentially catastrophic medical emergency?" -- Official website
Awards note
Tribeca Film Festival 2007, official selection ; Palm Springs Film Festival 2008, official selection
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Paulo Netto ; edited by Madeleine Gavin ; original music by Andre Pluess, Supersonic Music
Language note
In English, with optional Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
Ricki Lake, Abby Epstein
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Epstein, Abby
  • Slotnick, Amy
  • Netto, Paulo
  • Lake, Ricki
  • Gavin, Madeleine
  • Pluess, André
  • Red Envelope Entertainment (Firm)
  • Ample Productions (Firm)
  • Barranca Productions (Firm)
  • New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
84
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Childbirth at home
  • Natural childbirth
  • Midwifery
  • Cesarean section
  • Obstetrics
Technique
live action
Label
The business of being born, Red Envelope Entertainment ; directed by Abby Epstein ; produced by Amy Slotnick, Paulo Netto, Abby Epstein ; executive producer, Ricki Lake ; Ample Productions & Barranca Productions
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Closed-captioned
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: 10 additional scenes; trailer (3 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maternity care in the U.S. -- Midwives -- Business takes over -- A life altering experience -- Giving the power back -- The twilight sleep era -- Too posh to push -- My terms -- Homebirths -- What's the agenda? -- Bliss and pain -- The birthing process - Abby and Paulo -- Passion projects -- End credits
Control code
212382881
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (84 min.)
Isbn
9780780680203
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
  • Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
  • 794043120732
  • 794043120787
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 1000038370
  • 2000002755
  • 3000016300
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format; region 1; Dolby digital stereo surround; widescreen (1.78:1)
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The business of being born, Red Envelope Entertainment ; directed by Abby Epstein ; produced by Amy Slotnick, Paulo Netto, Abby Epstein ; executive producer, Ricki Lake ; Ample Productions & Barranca Productions
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Closed-captioned
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: 10 additional scenes; trailer (3 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maternity care in the U.S. -- Midwives -- Business takes over -- A life altering experience -- Giving the power back -- The twilight sleep era -- Too posh to push -- My terms -- Homebirths -- What's the agenda? -- Bliss and pain -- The birthing process - Abby and Paulo -- Passion projects -- End credits
Control code
212382881
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (84 min.)
Isbn
9780780680203
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
  • Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
  • 794043120732
  • 794043120787
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 1000038370
  • 2000002755
  • 3000016300
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format; region 1; Dolby digital stereo surround; widescreen (1.78:1)
Terms governing use
Bates: No public performance rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD

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