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.
Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing Snow has worked as a freelance filmmaker in Myanmar since 2006, acting as director, producer, editor and sound recordist after attending film Schools in both Myanmar and Germany. Her short, BURMESE BUTTERFLY played festivals in over 20 countries, and PERIOD@PERIOD won for best short at the Wathan Film Festival. MIDWIVES is her feature documentary debut.
EYESTEELFILM, AMA FILM, & SNOW FILMS
A FILM BY SNOW HNIN EI HLAING
PRODUCERS BOB MOORE, ULLA LEHMANN, MILA AUNG-THWIN, SNOW HNIN EI HLAING
EDITED BY MILA AUNG-THWIN, SNOW HNIN EI HLAING, RYAN MULLINS
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY SOE KYAW HTIN TUN
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY OLIVIER ALARY, JOHANNES MALFATTI
ASSISTANT EDITOR SAMANTHA NEBOSCHIZKIJ
COLORIST HAMED (ED) ALEALI
BUSINESS AFFAIRS VEE DIGREGORIO
LINE PRODUCER VALERIE SHAMASH
CO-PRODUCER KATIE McKAY
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS KEN PELLETIER, SHIZUKA ASAKAWA, DANIEL CROSS, ANDREA ROGGON, ERIKA DILDAY, JUSTINE NAGAN, CHRIS WHITE, VIJAY VAIDYANATHAN, INMAAT PRODUCTIONS
World Premiere at SUNDANCE January 2020
poster by Skylar Aung-Thwin