A Groundbreaking Documentary on Conscious Pro-Creation
Now in 57 countries since its release in 2006, Birth As We Know It is receiving global recognition as the most comprehensive guide to Conscious Birth in the world, because it delivers a powerful transmission of what it really takes to give birth consciously and gracefully.
The film has received a lengthy standing ovation at the Human Rights Conference in Seattle, WA in August 2006. It has also been featured in the countless editorials of magazines around the globe, such as ‘Mothering’, ‘Byron Child’ and ‘Midwifery Today’, etc... It was also shown at a Hawaii State Senate hearing, dedicated to prevention of domestic violence and at a Congressional hearing in Washington D.C. on the same subject. It won an award as the “Most Impactful Film” at the 'Raw Lifestyle' Film Festival in Hollywood. It is already on its 6th edition, without any advertising or marketing, just by the word of mouth. It’s translated into 12 languages by local volunteers and is inspiring a true grassroots movement all over the world!
In 2008 it was included in the mandatory curriculum of every medical school and University in Iran. The Educational Committee of Iran allowed only 5 foreign titles in their schools, 'Birth As We Know It' being one of them. In 2009 Iran issued a bill about reducing C-section rates down to 12% from existing 40% by the year 2012. The Chair of the Educational Committee said: 'This film helps my students to be more at piece with Americans.'
The film features 11 stunningly beautiful natural births: at home, in the sea, breech delivery and home waterbirth of twins. Also included are interviews on topics rarely discussed: Limbic Imprint, Sexuality of childbirth, Cesarean-section, Circumcision, Lotus Birth, Conscious Birth preparation and much more! With rich cinematography, invoking narrative and a breathtaking soundtrack, the film runs 73 min and gives viewers a rare opportunity to witness the true nature of birth, and our potential to give birth gracefully and fearlessly. Included on the Full Feature DVD are 3 more hours of bonus material, including 'Director's Commentary' by Elena.