Have you ever wondered how traditional birthworkers from different cultures begin to care for mothers and babies? Is it through dreams, lineage, ambition, or circumstance? What is their motivation? How do they develop their skills? What is challenging for them? What do they love about their work? How do they pass on their knowledge? How is their role and status changing with the globalization of medical birth care?
Meet 13 traditional and autonomous birthworkers from 10 different countries – Ester from Guatemala, Gloria from Canada, Mother from India, Sana from the Philippines, Evelyn from Barbados, Amina from Turkey, Jenny from Australia, Chongnaihy from Cambodia, Cristina from Mexico, and Thao Sy, Nang Khamdy, Mai Dao and Nan Seng from Laos.
Australia 2016. PAL DVD 90mins.