This Doula! follows three doulas as they support parents before, during and after giving birth. It is aimed at anyone interested in seeing what a doula actually does! It is a highly emotional personal film that tells the stories of different doula supported births and so is suitable for expectant parents and also as an educational resource for birth educators. There is a separate part at the end showing what postpartum doulas do to support families.
This Doula! video is going to be sold from the film’s own website: www.doulafilm.com, plus on Amazon as a DVD and video download from June 7th. Pre-orders for the Doula! DVD will be available soon.
Initially it will be launched in the UK and then the Us and across the world later in the summer 2010. Keep a look out for screening in your area! Or check back to the website for updates.
Mothers Day 2010 I will be watching Babies. Babies, the movie! Directed by award winning filmmaker Thomas Balmes, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, In San Francisco. Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all!