Germany 2023 – Director: Katja Baumgarten – Original language: German – Subtitles: English
Greta, a little girl, is stillborn. Four years later, her midwife is on trial for manslaughter. The charge is unusually severe. The court works meticulously. Perceptions and interpretations arise in the reconstruction of Greta’s birth, because social issues are also discussed at the same time as the case. A documentary narrative spanning ten years. Ina Borrmann
English/Original Title: GRETA'S BIRTH. Writer: Katja Baumgarten. Camera: Gisela Tuchtenhagen, Katja Baumgarten. Sound: Katja Baumgarten. Editing: Christian Iseli. Production: viktoria11.de Dokumentarfilm. Producer: Katja Baumgarten. Length: 96 min. International Sales: viktoria11.de Dokumentarfilm. Distribution: viktoria11.de Dokumentarfilm.
1981 Midwifery examination. Studied fine arts at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover, then film studies at the University of Fine Arts Braunschweig. Founding member of the Filmwerkstatt Dokumentarisch Arbeiten e.V. in Hamburg. Freelance filmmaker since 2000.
MUTTERLAND, DE 1993, 33 min.
DAS LEBEN GESCHENKT, DE 1997, 89 min.
MEIN KLEINES KIND, DE 2002, 88 min.
Nominated for the VFF Documentary Film Production Award 2023
Nominated for the DOK.deutsch Wettbewerb
Intense stories and the unusual on one's own doorstep: the competition presents films that deal with people and topics in German-speaking countries. The VIKTOR DOK.deutsch Competition is endowed with 7,500 euros. The prize sponsor is Sky.