Canada, Germany, Myanmar 2022 – Director: Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing – Original language: Burmese, Rakhine, Rohingya – Subtitles: English

A village in western Myanmar: two midwives, one a Buddhist, the other a Muslim Rohingya, work side by side in a tiny clinic. Surrounded by angry mobs, burning houses and bombings, they do not allow themselves to be discouraged from doing what is important to them in life. An impressive long-term study that is intense and moving. Selime Schauer-Altinbilek


Writer: Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing. Camera: Soe Kyaw Htin Tun. Sound: Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing, Andreas Mühschlegel, Marc Fragstein. Editing: Mila Aung-Thwin, Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing, Ryan Mullins. Music: Olivier Alary, Johannes Malfatti. Production: AMA FILM GmbH. Producer: Ulla Lehmann, Andrea Roggon, Bob Moore, Mila Aung-Thwin, Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing. Length: 91 min. International Sales: Dogwoof.

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Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing

Burmese filmmaker Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing studied at the Yangon Film School, Myanmar, and the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and has since worked for numerous film productions in the documentary field. She lives and works mainly in Myanmar.


MIDWIVES, MM/DE/CA, 2022, 91 min.


Nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte

The films in the DOK.horizonte series, supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ, tell stories from countries in transition. They compete for the award VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, which is endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Foundation.



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