It was an artistic masterpiece.
I try to preface any really well done birth videos with, 'editing can make everything better looking'. Some mamas will feel inadequate after watching that birth video. Remember, that was a 15 minute video, the birth went on for more than 12 hours, you never see her go pee, throw up, eat or drink something or the midwife listen to the baby, etc.etc. It was staged, as far as the setting, wardrobe and makeup go and she had worked very hard, prenatally, for that birth. I like what the message said in French at the start, this film is not meant as a model for birthing but as a possibilty of a different road (or path).
There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
"I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong."
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What's right for you--just listen to
The voice that speaks inside."
— Shel Silverstein