MIDWIVES

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

We present the German premiere of the film.

 

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.

No youth rating

 

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.

Filmography

MIDWIVES, MM/DE/CA, 2022, 91 min.
PERIOD@PERIOD, MM 2016
BURMESE BUTTERFLY, MM/DE 2012, 12 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.

 

 

#Where is Home: Migration & Flight #Power of the People: Politics & Society #Asia

DOK.horizonte 2022
  • Saturday
    05/07/22
    18:00
    HFF - Kino 1
    Studio Talk, with English subtitles, our guest: Ulla Lehmann (prod.)
  • Monday
    05/09/22
    18:00
    HFF - Kino 1
    Original with English subtitles, Q&A with Ulla Lehmann (prod.)
  • Friday
    05/13/22
    20:00
    City 2
    Original with English subtitles
  • Saturday
    05/14/22
    21:00
    Deutsches Theater Silbersaal
    Original with English subtitles, Q&A with guests from direction and production