Laboring Under An Illusion

Friday February 3, 2012
7:00 pm
Saint Paul University, Ottawa

 “Anthropologist Vicki Elson explores media-generated myths about childbirth. As a childbirth educator for 25 years, she observes daily how our culture affects our birth experiences. In this film, she contrasts fiction with reality. The result is hilarious, engaging, and enlightening.”

For more information on the film, please visit the Laboring Under An Illusion website.

 Purchase a DVD of this film

To pre-pay for this DVD and pick it up at the screening of another film, click here.  The DVD is $25.

To have the DVD mailed to you, click here.  A $3.00 shipping charge has been added.  This is only available for Canadian orders.

If you wish to buy multiple copies, or have the DVD mailed to a destination outside Canada, please choose the local pickup option and leave a comment on the paypal order. We will contact you to work out additional shipping charges.

Panel Discussion and Talk Back to follow the film.

Location of Screening

All screenings will be held at Saint Paul University at 223 Main Street in Ottawa.
For information on the location of the screenings, please click here.

Advance sales are now closed.

Tickets will be available at the door for $15, until we are sold out.  Cash only please.

Paperless Tickets


Note that paper tickets will not be issued. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. When you come to the film, please state your e-mail address to enter the festival. You do not need to print anything – we’ve gone paperless!


Laboring Under An Illusion – Movie Trailer


All proceeds donated to local birth and breastfeeding groups, including the Coalition for Breech Birth.

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