Midwives | BREC International Film Festival Winter 2023 | BREC

Midwives (M)

Run Time 91 mins
Ticket Prices From $12-$19
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Presented By BREC

Myanmar | Burmese with English Subtitles | Documentary | 91 Mins

M: Adult themes
Director: Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing

BREC International Film Festival Winter 2023

View Sessions
13 July 2023
2:00 pm
19 July 2023
5:30 pm
View Sessions

Midwives (M)

Under-resourced medical clinic in western Myanmar, where the Rohingya (a Muslim minority community) are persecuted and denied basic rights. Nyo Nyo is a Rohingya and an apprentice midwife who acts as assistant and translator at the clinic. Despite living in the area for generations, Nyo Nyo and her family are still considered intruders. Risking her own safety daily by helping Muslim patients, she is determined to become a steady healthcare provider and resource for the families who desperately need her.

Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing’s remarkable feature debut was filmed over five turbulent years in Myanmar, shining a spotlight on these courageous women who unite to bring forth life, despite the risks and challenges of their own, offering a rare insight into the complex reality of Myanmar and its people.


‘Snow Hnin finds grace notes of optimism to offset the bitterness of the film’s backdrop… it makes Midwives a thoughtful, empathetic and powerful insight into the region – and its women.’
David Hughes, Time Out

‘This is a dark reminder that even childbirth, that most universal human experience, can be clouded by sectarianism and suspicion’.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘A small-scale, covert glimpse of the lives led behind the headlines.’
Fionnuala Halligan, Sundance Review

‘Although uncomfortable to watch, the film offers incredible insight into the Rohingya Crisis.’
Jamieson Kent, Little White Lies



BREC International Film Festival Winter 2023


Full: $19.00
Concession/Student: $17.00
Under 18: $12.00
Group 8: $14.00


Full Cinesaver (Book 11): $176
Full Cinesaver Concession (Book 11): $154
Mini Cinesaver (Book 5): $85
Mini Cinesaver Concession (Book 5): $75

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