Midwives chronicles two women who run a makeshift medical clinic in western Myanmar, a region torn apart by violent ethnic divisions. The owner is Buddhist and risks her safety daily to treat Muslim patients. The apprentice is part of the Muslim minority group denied their basic rights — but is still determined to become a steady health care provider for her people. Winner, 2022 Sundance World Cinema Documentary, Excellence Verité Filmmaking. A co-production of POV.
Ikram Mohamed, Austin Chronicle
A powerful film about the complexity of not only being women within a traditional society but with the additional factors of propaganda and violence being added in.