Personal is Political Choice

Working with my great friend, midwife and activist Jodi Garrod (@DoulaParis) over the past few months, I had the pleasure of meeting and filming the remarkable Renata Rodrigues, at the birth of her daughter Ludmilla. This short film is intended as a document of one woman’s personal choice about the way she gave birth, and a document to the normalisation of a natural, unobstructed birth. My role as a film-maker here was to tell Renata’s story, and hopefully create a resource which can be used in educational context for other Midwives and mothers.



So far the film is being schedule to be shown at these conferences and events this summer:

Thursday 2nd June :

Positive Birth Movement Paris

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Wednesday June 8th:

Homebirth, A Midwifery Imperative conference: Bradford Univeristy Midwifery Society

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Wednesday 22nd June:

Challenge today: Change tomorrow Midwifery Conference

UCLAN Midwifery Society: University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire, UK

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Saturday 2nd July:

EffraSpace Brixton Open Day

Screening & Talk/Discussion with producer & Midwife/Doula, Jodi Garrod

Saturday 8th October:

Manchester Home Birth Conference 2016

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If you’d like to screen the film at your event, seminar or meeting, get in touch on my email, beatricemoyes(at)gmail(dot)com. 



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