American Experience: A Midwife's Tale

American Experience: A Midwife's Tale (1998)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 1998-01-19
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Production Company: Blueberry Hill Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
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A docudrama adaptation of Ulrich's Pulitzer-winning book, which was based on thousands of entries in the journal of Martha Ballard, a Maine midwife, in the late 1700's and early 1800's. The movie intercuts between reenactments of Ballard doing her Maine midwifery and related tasks, and Ulrich in her eight years of research on her book; in the end, clear comparisons are made between the work of the two women.

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  • Camera Steven Poster Director of Photography
    Camera Peter Stein Director of Photography
    Crew Gary Allen Ferguson Property Master
    Sound Todd Boekelheide Original Music Composer
    Art Nancy Deren Production Design
    Directing Richard P. Rogers Director
    Costume & Make-Up Elizabeth Kuchurean Makeup Artist
    Art Rowena Rowlings Set Decoration
    Writing Laurie Kahn-Leavitt Writer