• Midwives
  • Midwives


by Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing Border Lines

In conflict-torn Myanmar, Muslims are systematically persecuted and deprived of their basic rights. Despite the strict ethnic divisions, Hla, a Buddhist midwife trains Nyo Nyo, a Muslim woman to become a midwife too. Regardless of their ethnic background, the two women provide medical services to all those who seek help in a makeshift clinic. Filmmaker Hnin Ei Hlaing accompanied the protagonists for over five years and gained unique access. She tells with immediacy of the courage of two women who rebel against oppression and bridge differences.

  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Myanmar, Canada, Germany, 2022
  • Runtime: 95 Min
  • Languages: Rohingya, Rakhine, Burmese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Director: Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing
  • Cast: Hla, Nyo Nyo, Kyaw Kyaw, Kyaw Tin, BiBi
  • Cinematography: Soe Kyaw Htin Tun
  • Editors: Mila Aung-Thwin, Ryan Mullins, Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing
  • Music: Olivier Alary, Johannes Malfatti
  • Producers: Bob Moore, Ulla Lehmann, Mila Aung-Thwin, Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing, Ken Pelletier, Shizuka Asakawa, Daniel Cross, Andrea Roggon, Erika Dilday, Justine Nagan, Chris White, Vijay Vaidyanathan, Katie McKay
  • Production Companies: EyeSteelFilm, AMA Film GmbH, Snow Films
  • World Sales: Dogwoof
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