THESE ARE MY HOURS is the story of one birth – start to finish. A total immersion into civilization's oldest ritual, it is the first documentary filmed entirely during a labor, told from the perspective of someone giving birth.
"These Are My Hours represents everything I believe as a woman, mother, midwife, and feminist. I was in tears just a few seconds in, and haven't stopped thinking about it since. We need more tools for the positive birth movement, and this film is the real deal."
- Margo Blackstone, Indie Birth
"These Are My Hours is the most beautiful, raw and honest birth film I've seen. As a midwife I've seen women give birth so many times. To know there's footage that's captured this experience so well makes me beyond grateful. I cannot wait to share this film with my clients.
- Marjolein Faber, Dutch Midwife
"While other documentaries on birth have faithfully recorded and narrated a wide range of birth stories, Kirschenbaum’s brings the viewer close to feeling the sensations of birth... This ability to access the physiology of birth through film on the level of the sensory, as opposed to just the visual, is rare."
- Anna Hennessey, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley