There is a war being fought day and night, in every country, to gain an asset more precious than gold or oil—our human capacity to love. The battlefield is the collective body of women. This conflict is waged when she is profoundly vulnerable and most in need of protection—the sacred hours surrounding birth. It is at the fulcrum of birth, and the first hour thereafter, that individuals develop either an intact, or an impaired, capacity to love. It is our ability to love that makes us either helpful, or harmful, to all sentient beings and our environment.
Along the fragrant streets of Bali and desolate Acehnese refugee camps of the Indonesian Archipelago, Midwife- Ibu Robin Lim—finds herself at a time and place where midwifery is put to the test. Filmed immediately following the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, this culturally mesmerizing, heart-wrenching documentary vividly demonstrates why we must change our protocols for pregnancy and childbirth, and return to a gentle, natural method, if our planet is to survive the dominance of mankind.
“Healing the earth one baby at a time” Ibu Robin Lim
67 mins. USA/Bali 2010.
NTSC DVD (intended for use in America and Japan, but should be able to be played on any recent DVD player or laptop).
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