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American Experience: A Midwife's Tale (1998)

NR 01/19/1998 (US) Documentary 1h 29m
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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.

  1. Richard P. Rogers


  2. Laurie Kahn-Leavitt


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  1. Kaiulani Lee

    Kaiulani Lee

    Martha Ballard

  2. Andrew Elvis Miller

    Andrew Elvis Miller

    Rev. Isaac Foster

  3. J. Smith-Cameron

    J. Smith-Cameron

    Mrs. Howard

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Original Language English

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