midwives

A DOCUMENTARY BY SNOW HNIN EI HLAING

Completed


logline

Two midwives, one Buddhist and one Muslim, defy strict ethnic divisions to work side by side in a makeshift clinic in western Myanmar, providing medical services to the Rohingya of Rakhine State. Over five years we witness their struggles, hopes and dreams amidst an environment of ever-increasing chaos and violence.


info

AUTHOR, DIRECTOR Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing

 

PRODUCTION AMA FILM, EyeSteelFilm (Canada), Snow Films (Myanmar)

FUNDS MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Nika Media, Alba Collis, InMaat Productions, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Doha Film Institute, Brot für die Welt, Québec Production Services Tax Credit, The Great Chicago Pitch

PITCH AWARDS Pitch award for the best Asian project (Docs Port Incheon), First Look program’s first prize (Hot Docs Toronto)

BROADCASTER PBS/POV

WORLD SALES Dogwoof

 

FORMAT HD

END FORMAT DCP

LENGTH 91/82 Min.


AWARDS

Asian Competition Grand Prize
(DMZ International Documentary Film Festival 2022)

Next Award
(DMZ International Documentary Film Festival 2022)

 

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Excellence in Vérité Filmmaking

(Sundance Film Festival 2022)

 

Vaclav Havel Award

(One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Prague 2022)

 

Jury Award for the Best Documentary

(Indie Meme FF, Austin 2022)


festivals

Sundance FF

Jan 2022

 

Big Sky FF, Montana

Feb 2022

 

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen

March/April 2022

 

One World Int'l Human Rights Film Festival, Prague

March/April 2022

 

Cleveland FF

March/April 2022

 

Women+Film Festival, Vermont

April 2022

 

Indie Meme FF, Austin

April 2022

 

San Francisco FF

April/May 2022

 

Hot Docs, Toronto

April/May 2022

 

DokFest Munich

May 2022

 

Minneapolis St Paul Int. Film Festival

May 2022

 

Docs Against Gravity, Poland

May 2022

 

Human Rights Watch FF, New York

May 2022

 

DocAviv, Tel Aviv

May/June 2022

 

Sydney Film Festival, Australia

June 2022

 

Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival, UK

June 2022

 

New Zealand international Film Festival, New Zealand

July/August 2022

 

Lemesos In'It Documentary Festival, Cyprus

August 2022

 

Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK

August 2022

 

Sundance Asia, Indonesia

August 2022

 

DMZ Docs, South Korea

September 2022

 

Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland

September/October 2022

 

Doc Lounge, Schweden, Finland

2022

 

Independent FilmFest Osnabrück, Germany

October 2022

 

BaliMakarya Film Festival, Indonesia

October 2022

 

Bergen IFF, Norway

October 2022

 

Human Rights Film Festival, Berlin

October 2022

 

FilmFest FrauenWelten, Berlin

October 2022

 

Cambridge Film Festival, UK

October 2022

 

Hawaii IFF, USA

November 2022

 

Aldeburgh Documentary Festival, UK

November 2022

 

Braunschweig IFF

November 2022

 

Budapest International Documentary Festival, Hungary

November 2022

 

IDFA - Best of Fests, Netherlands

November 2022