Two midwives, one Buddhist and one Muslim, defy strict ethnic divisions to work side by side in a makeshift clinic in western Myanmar, providing medical services to the Rohingya of Rakhine State. Over five years we witness their struggles, hopes and dreams amidst an environment of ever-increasing chaos and violence.

AUTHOR, DIRECTOR Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing

CAMERA Soe Kyaw Htin Tun, Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing

EDITOR Mila Aung-Thwin, Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing, Ryan Mullins

MUSIC Johannes Malfatti, Olivier Alary

SOUNDDESIGN Andrea Mühlschlegel RE-RECORDING MIX Marc Fragstein



PRODUCTION AMA FILM, EyeSteelFilm (Canada), Snow Films (Myanmar)

FUNDS MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Nika Media, Alba Collis, InMaat Productions, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Doha Film Institute, Brot für die Welt, Québec Production Services Tax Credit, The Great Chicago Pitch

PITCH AWARDS Pitch award for the best Asian project (Docs Port Incheon), First Look program’s first prize (Hot Docs Toronto)






LENGTH 91 + 82 Min.


Asian Competition Grand Prize
(DMZ International Documentary Film Festival 2022)

Next Award
(DMZ International Documentary Film Festival 2022)


World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Excellence in Vérité Filmmaking

(Sundance Film Festival 2022)


Vaclav Havel Award

(One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Prague 2022)


Jury Award for the Best Documentary

(Indie Meme FF, Austin 2022)


Sundance FF

Jan 2022


Big Sky FF, Montana

Feb 2022


CPH:DOX, Copenhagen

March/April 2022


One World Int'l Human Rights Film Festival, Prague

March/April 2022


Cleveland FF

March/April 2022


Women+Film Festival, Vermont

April 2022


Indie Meme FF, Austin

April 2022


San Francisco FF

April/May 2022


Hot Docs, Toronto

April/May 2022


DokFest Munich

May 2022


Minneapolis St Paul Int. Film Festival

May 2022


Docs Against Gravity, Poland

May 2022


Human Rights Watch FF, New York

May 2022


DocAviv, Tel Aviv

May/June 2022


Sydney Film Festival, Australia

June 2022


Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival, UK

June 2022


New Zealand international Film Festival, New Zealand

July/August 2022


Lemesos In'It Documentary Festival, Cyprus

August 2022


Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK

August 2022


Sundance Asia, Indonesia

August 2022


DMZ Docs, South Korea

September 2022


Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland

September/October 2022


Doc Lounge, Schweden, Finland



Independent FilmFest Osnabrück, Germany

October 2022


BaliMakarya Film Festival, Indonesia

October 2022


Bergen IFF, Norway

October 2022


Human Rights Film Festival, Berlin

October 2022


FilmFest FrauenWelten, Berlin

October 2022


Cambridge Film Festival, UK

October 2022


Hawaii IFF, USA

November 2022


Aldeburgh Documentary Festival, UK

November 2022


Braunschweig IFF

November 2022


Budapest International Documentary Festival, Hungary

November 2022


IDFA - Best of Fests, Netherlands

November 2022