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All My Babies
All My Babies
Director: George Stoney
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary, African American Cinema
NR     2007     1hr 19min

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 b...  more »


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Director: George Stoney
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Pregnancy & Childbirth, Pre & Post-Natal, Documentary, African American Cinema
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/03/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/1952
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1952
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 19min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Classic Midwifery-1953
Linda Bennett | 02/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first saw "All My Babies" as a new midwife in the 1970s. What an inspiration this tireless GA licensed midwife was to me and to the homebirth/midwifery movement.

African-American families had little or no access to medical care in Georgia during this time but received excellent care from their midwives.

Highly recommended for those who treasure our history!"
More than meets the eye
David Shepard | California, USA | 06/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although there is no indication in the description, this DVD also contains a full-length audio commentary by filmmaker George Stoney on the production of ALL MY BABIES, a somewhat shorter commentary providing an introduction and context for PALMOUR STREET, and a brochure which reprints a long essay by Stoney on the research and pre-production work on ALL MY BABIES. The commentaries were recorded when Mr. Stoney was 90 years old, but reveal him to have been as sharp as a pin, with a remarkably detailed memory of his work, and many insights worth sharing. Full disclosure: I produced this DVD purely out of admiration for this man and his wonderful film, and believe it will touch and impress all who view it."