The Rohingya are a primarily Muslim minority community confined to a small region in Western Myanmar with barely any access to services who are being persecuted by the Buddhist majority. The film portrays two midwives, one Buddhist and one Muslim, who defy the brutal ethnic divide while working side by side in a makeshift medical clinic. 

Hnin Ei Hlaing (Snow) Hnin Ei Hlaing (Snow)

Snow studied at the Yangon Film School and the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany). Since 2006, when the country was under military regime, she worked as director, producer, editor and... more»

Ulla Lehmann Ulla Lehmann

Ulla previously worked with Snow on MYANMARKET, shot in Myanmar in 2015. They gained mutual trust which they now bring to Snow’s MIDWIVES. 

Mila Aung-Thwin Mila Aung-Thwin

Aung-Thwin is a director/producer and co-founder of Canadian production company EyeSteelFilm (UP THE YANGTZE, LAST TRAIN HOME). He is also half-Burmese, and spent many years teaching filmmaking in... more»

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Photo by Hnin Ei Hlaing