BIRTHRITES
TitleBIRTHRITES
DirectorRobina Rose
CountryUK
Year1977
Duration53mins
Format16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionBirthrites is a film about 'natural' childbirth. It presents one woman's experience of giving birth as filmed by another woman, without any insistence on simple answers. 'With contraception and abortion readily available today, the consequence of childbirth is no longer automatic. Women whose role is thus more in question, must nevertheless confront this aspect of their potentiality. Whether or not they opt to embrace it, they must weigh up what childbirth is. As a woman of 25, it became an issue I felt it important to deal with. The result of this involvement is the film'. (Robina Rose)