Giving birth can be a tricky business, mostly it is straightforward but sometimes there can be problems. A woman in, say Sweden, goes in good time to a hospital with the resources to deal with those problems. A woman in Sierra Leone doesn’t have that option because there are very few hospitals equipped to deal with obstructed labour, pre eclampsia, ruptured uterus, breech babies or any of the other difficulties that can arise in pregnancy and childbirth. So women and babies die.
Part of a global campaign to raise debate about the impact poverty has in the world, this film explores childbirth in countries including Sierra Leone, Cambodia, USA and the UK.
An international co-production, part of the "Why Poverty?" Season
1 x 60 minutesMusicDuncan GlassonEditorStuart BriggsExecutive ProducersLiesel EvansKaite BailiffProducerRachel TierneyDirected byBrian Hill
OFFICIAL SELECTIONInternational Documentary Festival Amsterdam
"A poignant and sobering look at the miracle of childbirth around the world."The Independent on Sunday