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All My Babies
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All My Babies (1952) was selected in 2002 by the Librarian of Congress as a culturally, historically, and artistically significant work for permanent preservation in the National Film Registry. This beautiful film is the story of Miss Mary Coley, an African-American midwife more than half a century ago in rural Georgia. It's production sponsored by the Georgia Department of Public Health as a demonstration film for illiterate granny midwives, All My Babies quickly transcended it's initial purpose. It was used around the world by UNESCO and has become an enduring classic of nonfiction film. All My Babies was written, produced, and directed by George C. Stoney in close collaboration with Mrs. Coley as well as with the local public health doctors and nurses and shows the preparation for and home delivery of healthy babies in both relatively good and bad rural conditions among black families at that time. The film is in addition both a deeply respectful portrait of Miss Mary, who is revealed as an inspiring human being, and a record of the actual living conditions of her patients. BONUS FEATURES: As a bonus, this DVD edition also includes Palmour Street (1949), a dramatized, open-ended 25-minute discussion of family relations, a film which Stoney directed on location in Gainesville, Georgia, for the Georgia Department of Public Health. The DVD also includes a gallery of production photographs by Robert Galbraith and a video reminiscence by Miss Marys grandson Bernard Coley. Bonus features available after the main feature. A NOTE ON THIS EDITION: Prospective viewers are advised that All My Babies includes detailed and graphic coverage of an actual home childbirth. All My Babies was digitally mastered in high definition from an original 35mm print in the archive of The Museum of Modern Art. Palmour Street is electronically conflated from two prints, which were digitally mastered from the archival collection of the New York Public Library. All My Babies: A Midwifes Own Story 1952 / 54 minutes / B and W / United States Starring Miss Mary Coley Written, Directed, and Produced by George C. Stoney for the Georgia Department of Public Health Photographed by Peaslee Bond Music by Louis Appelbaum Music Performed by the Musical Art Chorus, Directed by Othello C. Wilson Palmour Street (A Study in Family Life) 1949 / 25 minutes / B and W / United States Directed by Bill Clifford and George C. Stoney Produced by Southern Educational Film Production Service, Athens, GA, for the Georgia Department of Public Health Written by George C. Stoney Music by Louis Appelbaum PRODUCED FOR DVD BY DAVID SHEPARD

Title: All My Babies
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Studio: Flicker Alley
Attributes: Manufactured on Demand, NTSC Format
Release Date: 3/14/2017
Original Year: 1952
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 889290481580
Item #: 1796953X

Street Date: 3/14/2017
Original Language: ENG
Run Time: 54 minutes

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