Love Letter

In Focus: Ina May Gaskin at The Farm

by Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore
Ina May with the filmmakers and their families.

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the birthplace of the documentary Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives with filmmakers Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore. 

<p>SUMMERTOWN, Tennessee – The Farm sits on 1,750 acres of Tennessee heartland. Formed in 1971, the community hosts environmental workshops, agro-tourism experiences, and spiritual retreats all year long, but its official population registers under 200. Its most famous resident is , the mother of modern midwifery. The new feature-length documentary: traces her journey from idealistic hippie youth to champion of women all around the world. And what better setting for watching nature at work than the wild Tennessee landscape? LA-based filmmakers Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore give us a glimpse of what life is like on The Farm today.