The Chicago Maternity Center Story (1976)

The Chicago Maternity Center Story
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 59mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Beatrice Tucker Actor n/a 1 1000001
Jennifer Rohrer Narrator Narration 120790 1000005
Jerry Blumenthal Director n/a 2 2000001
Suzanne Davenport Director n/a 2 2000002
Sharon Karp Director n/a 2 2000003
Jennifer Rohrer Director n/a 2 2000004
Gordon Quinn Director n/a 2 2000005
Jerry Blumenthal Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jerry Blumenthal Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Suzanne Davenport Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Sharon Karp Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Jennifer Rohrer Screenplay n/a 120778 4000004
Gordon Quinn Screenplay n/a 120778 4000005
Jerry Blumenthal Photography n/a 120835 6000001
Suzanne Davenport Photography n/a 120835 6000002
Sharon Karp Photography n/a 120835 6000003
Jennifer Rohrer Photography n/a 120835 6000004
Gordon Quinn Photography n/a 120835 6000005
Karen Thomas Photography stills 120835 6000006
Elaine Wessel Photography stills 120835 6000007
Meg Gerken Photography stills 120835 6000008
Ellen Schub Photography stills 120835 6000009
Jean Droege Photography stills 120835 6000010
Margaret Curley Photography stills 120835 6000011
Coral Norris Photography stills 120835 6000012
Jerry Blumenthal Editor n/a 172 7000001
Suzanne Davenport Editor n/a 172 7000002
Sharon Karp Editor n/a 172 7000003
Jennifer Rohrer Editor n/a 172 7000004
Gordon Quinn Editor n/a 172 7000005
Barbara Ehrenreich Research n/a 458 12000001
Barbara Bishop Research n/a 458 12000002
Andy Coran Research n/a 458 12000003
Leatrice Hauptman Research n/a 458 12000004
Lee Dicter Sound sound recording 120816 14000001
Jim Morrisette Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000002
Teena Webb Effects Assistant technical assistant 120922 23000001
Susan Delson Effects Assistant technical assistant 120922 23000002
Vickie Cooper Effects Assistant technical assistant 120922 23000003
Betsy Martens Effects Assistant technical assistant 120922 23000004
Richard Schmeichen Effects Assistant technical assistant 120922 23000005
Judy Hoffman Effects Assistant technical assistant 120922 23000006
Peter Kuttner Effects Assistant technical assistant 120922 23000007
Barbara Kossy Titles n/a 120825 23000008
Barbara Bejna Animator animation 483 23000009
Shirlee Blumenthal Animator animation 483 23000010
Ron Crawford Animator animation 483 23000011
Karen Thomas Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Elaine Wessel Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Meg Gerken Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
Ellen Schub Production Assistant n/a 275 25000004
Jean Droege Production Assistant n/a 275 25000005
Margaret Curley Production Assistant n/a 275 25000006
Coral Norris Production Assistant n/a 275 25000007
Jennifer Rohrer Other commentary 120795 26000001
Synopsis
In 1970s, hospital births had a higher rate of infant deaths than home births for the poor. However, having a baby at home was considered to be a nearly criminal act and a strong effort was being made to force women to give birth within the hospital system. The Chicago Maternity Center provided medical care to women who wanted to give birth at home, and this documentary tells the story of WATCH, Women Act to Control Healthcare, which worked to save the center.