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Of Birth and Friendship

USA, 1980 (MIFF 1981, Women and the Home)

Director: Geoff Parr

Of Birth and Friendship is set amongst a group of people who lead a challenging and confronting lifestyle, a lifestyle which includes highly successful businesses together with the adventures of sailing an 80-foot schooner around the world. The group consists of a wide variety of people following a wide variety of professions The film fells the story o1 Susan, who chooses to have her baby at home with these 80 friends present.

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