Midwives

Two women in a region beset by violent ethnic divisions run a makeshift medical clinic. Winner, 2022 Sundance World Cinema Documentary, Excellence Verité Filmmaking. A co-production of POV.

Filmmakers
Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing
Mila Aung-Thwin
Bob Moore
Ulla Lehmann
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Two women in a region beset by violent ethnic divisions run a makeshift medical clinic. Winner, 2022 Sundance World Cinema Documentary, Excellence Verité Filmmaking. A co-production of POV.

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