Start From Seed, a local nonprofit that provides birth services in Buncombe County, will host a benefit screening of the new documentary Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives on Saturday, April 6, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at A-B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium.
A pioneer in modern midwifery, Gaskin will attend the screening and be part of a panel discussion after the screening. Birth Story tells of a “spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune, rescued midwifery from extinction, and changed the way a generation thought about childbirth,” say organizers.
Gaskin, a certified practitioner, founded The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee and has written four books, including Spiritual Midwifery and her newest, Birth Matters.
The film premiered at the 2012 LA Film Festival.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information, visit startfromseed.org.