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Midwives

Midwives

Sundance Film Institute

VERDICT: Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing’s first feature-length documentary offers a mellow and intimate portrait of two midwives – one a Buddhist, the other Muslim – who defy the deadly inter-communal conflict around them to become friends and health care providers for their poverty-stricken communities.

As documentaries about the Rohingyas go, Midwives is an outlier. While most other filmmakers show th
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