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Title All my babies : a midwife's own story / [presented by] the Georgia Department of Public Health ; written, directed and produced by George C. Stoney for the Medical Audio-Visual Institute of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014


Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 79 min.) : sound, black and white
Summary When George C. Stoney was a boy delivering newspapers, he was curious about the black women with black satchels he would spot occasionally on the streets of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, before dawn. Later he learned these early risers were midwives. This is a training film about midwifery which transcends the form. It was selected by the Library of Congress for placement on the National Film Registry in 2002 as "a culturally, historically and artistically significant work. "All my babies was written, produced and directed by Stoney in collaboration with the featured midwife, Mrs. Mary Francis Hill Coley, as well as with local public health doctors and nurses. Recorded on location in Albany, Georgia, it shows the preparation for and home delivery of healthy babies in both relatively good and bad rural conditions among African American families at that time. The film is not only a profound portrait of Miss Mary as she was affectionately and respectfully known, but also is a documentary record of the actual living conditions of her patients. Always interested in the effects a film has on the filmed and filmers, Stoney is amused to report everyone on the crew had babies after making this one. In addition, teamed with David Bagnall, Stoney returned to Georgia in 2007 to record a "reunion" in which over 150 people who had been helped into the world by Mrs. Coley participated. That reunion is now a new film-in-progress
Notes Title from title frames
Credits Director of photography, Peaslee Bonds ; editor, Sylvia K. Cummins ; musical director, Louis Applebaum
Performer Featuring Miss Mary Coley, an African-American midwife, as she worked with public health doctors and nurses to prepare for and do home deliveries of healthy babies among black families in rural Gainesville, Georgia in the 1950s; Palmour Street is a dramatized open-ended 25-minute discussion of family relations conducted with members of the Georgia Department of Public Health in Athens, Ga
Event Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 1952
Notes Closed captioning in English
In English with optional English subtitles. Closed-captioned
Subject Coley, Mary Francis Hill, 1900-1966.
Coley, Mary Francis Hill, 1900-1966.
Midwifery -- Georgia -- Albany
Midwives -- Georgia -- Biography
Pregnancy -- Nutritional aspects -- Georgia -- Albany
Prenatal care -- Georgia -- Albany
African American midwives -- Georgia -- Albany
African American midwives.
Pregnancy -- Nutritional aspects.
Prenatal care.
Georgia -- Albany.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Films biographiques.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Form Streaming video
Author Stoney, George C., director.
Bond, Peaslee.
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Georgia. Department of Public Health.
Association of American Medical Colleges. Medical Audio-Visual Institute.
Other Titles Palmour Street
Palmour Street
Palmour Street