Acclaimed documentary The Business of Being Born screens sequel at UCLA

Dates: March 5, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California

The Business of Being Born | Acclaimed 2008 documentary The Business of Being Born, by Ricki Lake, explores modern American childbirth. The film documents shocking statistics about current birthing techniques and infant mortality, and challenges doctors. Experts divulge dismal U.S. statistics, citing controversies including the overuse of medical procedures in the interest of saving time.

This eye-opening film (available here) shows the slippery slope of modern, medical technology and its impact on society in the often underexplored areas of pregnancy and childbirth.

More Business of Being Born | Executive Producer Ricki Lake and filmmaker Abby Epstein follow their landmark film, The Business of Being Born, with a new DVD series continuing their provocative exploration of the U.S. maternity care system, offering a practical look at birthing options and poignant celebrity birth stories from stars including Alanis Morissette, Gisele Bundchen, Christy Turlington-Burns, Cindy Crawford, Molly Ringwald, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Melissa Joan Hart.

More Business of Being Born (special edition) premieres free to the public: March 5th from 4:00-5:30pm at UCLA’s Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum, located at 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

The half-hour screening will be followed by an hour-long Q & A with Ricki Lake, Abby Epstein, Suzanne Gelberg-Lenz, M.D., and celebrity mothers Kellie Martin and Alyson Hannigan. Sponsored by Choices in Childbirth.