American Experience: A Midwife's Tale

  • 7.5 10
  • 1998
  • Nonemin
American Experience: A Midwife's Tale

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.

Steven Poster
Steven Poster Director of photography
Nancy Deren
Nancy Deren Production Design
Rowena Rowlings
Rowena Rowlings Set Decoration
Elizabeth Kuchurean
Elizabeth Kuchurean Makeup Artist
Gary Allen Ferguson
Gary Allen Ferguson Property Master
Kaiulani Lee
Kaiulani Lee Martha Ballard
Andrew Elvis Miller
Andrew Elvis Miller Rev. Isaac Foster
J. Smith-Cameron
J. Smith-Cameron Mrs. Howard

Production Companies

WGBH

Blueberry Hill Films