fbpx
We acknowledge Australia’s First Nations People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land, and pay respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, upon whose Country SFF are based.
We honour the storytelling and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

Midwives

Directed by Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing
2022
Myanmar
89 minutes
All Ages
Book Tickets
Save more with a Flexipass
Filmed over five turbulent years, this outstanding Sundance award-winning documentary follows a Buddhist midwife and her Rohingya trainee living in western Myanmar.
Hla is the sharp-tongued Buddhist owner of a basic medical clinic in the remote province of Rakhine. Her apprentice Nyo Nyo is a Muslim Rohingya woman. The duo, despite their differences, are begrudgingly close. As violence against the Rohingya community increases, Hla is criticised for accepting Muslim patients. So, Nyo Nyo, despite a lack of formal training and juggling the needs of a young family, decides to set up a makeshift clinic of her own – against Hla’s advice. Director Snow Hnin Ei Hliang’s remarkable documentary, filmed in her hometown as ethnic violence in the country escalated, deftly captures Hla and Nyo Nyo’s prickly but resilient relationship.
A tale of clashing ambitions, tough love tinged with casual racism, and the highs and lows of motherhood, all set against the backdrop of societal expectations, competing armed forces, and ultimately a military coup.
Lauren Wissot, Filmmaker Magazine

Tickets

Fri 17 Jun
9:30am
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Sat 18 Jun
6:30pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 2
Past Event Cancel
Sun 19 Jun
6pm
Palace Central Cinemas
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
International Documentaries
Year
2022
Classification
All Ages
Country
Myanmar
Language
In Burmese with English subtitles
Director
Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing
Producer
Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing, Mila Aung-Thwin, Bob Moore, Ulla Lehmann
Cinematographer
Soe Kyaw Htin Tun
Editor
Mila Aung-Thwin, Ryan Mullins, Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Women Directors, Documentary, Asia, Religion & Belief
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Madman Entertainment
Cart
Clear Cart

Your in cinema cart is empty.

View over 500 sessions to find the right films and events for you!

Browse In Cinema Program

Check out our list of films showing in your area

Browse Films

Donate Today
Help us bring you the best in cinema worldwide.
Booking Fee
$0
Subtotal
Total
Planner

Your planner helps you schedule your entire SFF experience. It shows sessions you've saved, purchased or added to your cart in a helpful timeline.

Sign in or register to save your planner!

Your planner is empty.

Use your planner to create your own unique SFF Experience

Browse Films & Events