In the village of Megendi, midwifery is changing. With it the question of women's self-determination. In the midst of change, young Huluager is expecting her fourth child. Despite all medical advice, she wants to give birth at home with traditional midwife Endal, but complications arise. Between tradition and modernity, patriarchal structures and the complex power of female companionship, the women wrestle with their relationship to their bodies, to each other, and to all those who want to decide for them.
Language: Amharic, English
Sarah Noa Bozenhardt
A Freiburg-born filmmaker who grew up in Ethiopia. She completed her bachelor’s in Film, Video, and Integrated Media in Vancouver. She works as a film tutor for youth and kids.
Daniel Abate Tilahun
Born in the rural village of Megendi, Ethiopia. He studied directing at the Blue Nile Film and Television Academy in Addis Ababa.
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