Friday, May 29, 2015

"Generation Baby Buster" - a new documentary I think a lot of us are going to like

I received this press release and watched the trailer, it looks great :-)

"My name is Sean Flanagan and I am writing to you from Cinema Libre Studio, an independent film production and distribution company.  I wanted to bring to your attention a new documentary, Generation Baby Buster, which will be released on DVD and VOD starting June 9th! We think this could be a great piece for Child Free Zone because it provides a very healthy and well rounded discussion about what it means to choose to start a family, or choose to focus on yourself and what fulfills you in life - with the ultimate message that there is no wrong answer as long as you are happy, healthy and fulfilled. One of our experts, Australian Dierdre Macken also wrote OH NO, WE FORGOT TO HAVE CHILDREN: HOW DECLINING BIRTH RATES ARE RESHAPING OUR SOCIETY.

There are currently 62 million women in the United States in their childbearing years, and convention says that being “successful” in life includes ultimately settling down and getting married, having a nice home, and raising children. However, more and more women are just saying no to procreation.

Generation Baby Buster is a documentary film that explores the reason why so many women are just saying no to procreation. Armed with insight from those who write and think about the current state of affairs for mothers, the director confronts her own ambivalence towards children and motherhood, offering up some baby food-for-thought to a new generation of women: the baby busters."

To Parent or Not to Parent?
A Spirited New Conversation on Taking the Plunge
Coming to DVD & On Demand June 9, 2015
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 8, 2015) In her first feature documentary filmmaker Terra Renton explores how women are bypassing starting a family in GENERATION BABY BUSTER. There are currently 62 million women in the US alone that are considered in their child bearing years, but more and more are just saying no to have children. The film won Best Documentary Feature Film in 2012 at Geneva Film Festival and was also an Official Selection at Calgary International Film Festival. Released by Cinema Libre Studio, the film will be available on DVD and On Demand in North America on June 9th.

Director/ producer/ writer, Terra Renton, was inspired to make the film when, at some point in her early thirties, she started noticing that among her friends and acquaintances, all started to have babies. Her childfree status with her husband was a decision she made in her early thirties, and she feels comfortable, because having children would mean giving up so much for her. She says that she enjoys the freedom and lack of responsibility, which allows her to focus on her career at Pyramid Productions in Calgary. Most recently she has written and produced many things, from Celebrity Style for E Entertainment to Hail for CBC Alberta.

“Once I began, I realized I could not make this documentary without becoming a part of it, because even though I believe many women can relate to my feelings, the film became my own personal journey and I could not remain entirely behind the camera where I had wanted to be. The main reason for this was that all of the experts, whom I came to call prophets, were speaking to me and sharing not only their research but their personal experiences and as I learned what they had to teach me, I grew and changed.” Says Renton in regards to her process developing the film.

Renton sought out to explore all of her reasons that ‘a child would ruin my life’ and confronts them all by talking to experts on the topic. The film features interviews with over a dozen authors, professors and medical experts, including Corrine Maier, author of No Kids: 40 Reasons Why Not to Have Children, as well as Madelyn Cain, author of The Childless Revolution.Together they consider the pros and cons of what a child would do to your life. These are the current issues faced by women and couples all over when they are making a decision to have a baby.

“Nobody wants to talk about the fact that motherhood is sacrifice. If you want to be a god mother, it means that you come second, or even third” said Madelyn Cain, author of ‘The Childless Revolution: What It Means to be Childless Today’. Renton hopes that her journey in Generation Baby Buster, could answer the big question: What does this mean for the future of our societies? Why are women choosing not to do something once considered so natural and important?

ABOUT CINEMA LIBRE: Cinema Libre Studio is a leader in distributing social-issue documentaries and features by passionate filmmakers.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Cinema Libre team has released over one hundred films including the Sundance Audience Award‐Winning FUEL, THE END OF POVERTY?, Rachid Bouchareb’s LONDON RIVER and Oliver Stone’s SOUTH OF THE BORDER. The studio is developing John Perkins’ best‐selling memoirs, CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN, into a major motion picture. Recently released in theaters is CAN’T STAND LOSING YOU: SURVIVING THE POLICE, inspired by rock legend Andy Summers’ memoir One Train Later and the multi-Ariel Award winning Mexican thriller, Days of Grace (Dias De Gracia).
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hi everyone,

You won't have seen much activity here for ages because pretty much everything is happening on the Facebook page now.

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David Moore