this past saturday, i witnessed another miracle: i filmed the birth of a baby born at home to two loving parents, assisted by a team of midwives and friends. two of his brothers met him moments after he emerged from his mother’s womb (the third, a toddler, slept on). it was an intense and challenging labor, but with loving and professional support and care–and a lot of hard work–this mother brought her baby into the world outside the womb.
this summer i had the honor of stepping into this family’s world and filming other facets of their life. our first endeavor: a family excursion where we went on a whale watch. other intimate and joyful events and moments were documented. i did this entirely with out-of-pocket resources. i hope to be able to transform this story into a film. a film that will be a part of the “at home in maine” series. a new film that will help educate women and their families about the choice to have a homebirth and receive midwifery care.
to do that, i need additional resources. funds that will support the time and materials it takes to transform footage into a film. i intend for this one to be the first of four more films that will be produced over this next year.
i’ve got two weeks to go with this kickstarter campaign–and a long way to reach my funding goal. i will not receive any funds unless the entire funding goal is reached. i need some angels here! won’t you please be a part of my miracle and pledge to this project today? miracles do happen. i filmed one early saturday morning…
thanks to all who supported this project in week 4!