Andy Lawrence
53 minutes

The documentary Born is a meditation on birth made in collaboration with the radical midwife Judith Kurutac.

Born takes us on a deeply personal journey. Andy Lawrence spent three years in an intimate collaboration with Judith Kurutac, gaining insight into her life's work as an independent midwife. Born examines the roles they play as father and midwife, brought to life by their engagement with two couples who undergo very different experiences of childbirth. Close and un-interrupted footage of physical childbirth pulls away to wide-open landscapes, still and quiet but heavy with contemplation of practices that have become part of our cultural landscape. The result is an open consideration resonating with the connection between birth and death and the fear inherent in both these momentous processes.

Andy Lawrence