Wise Women

A film by Nicole Scherg
A 2020, 90 min.
in Production

Synopsis

 
Midwives usually accompany more than a thousand births in their lives: whether in the mountains or in tropical humidity, whether inside a high-tech operating theatre or in a small health centre.
 
WISE WOMEN follows midwives to these often inaccessible places, enabling us to experience and live through existential moments captured in breath-taking images.
The personal stories of the midwives become a mirror reflecting the political and economic situation in their countries. They give an idea of the values and ultimately the position of women in their society.
 
WISE WOMEN is an emotional experience that connects all humans, rich and poor, south and north – while pointing out the diverse privileges and requirements; from the perspective of those women who are the first ones to see us in this world.
 

Credits


Director, Script:

Nicole Scherg 


Photography:
Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel
 
Editing:
Natalie Schwager

 

Dramaturgical advise:

Emily Artmann
 
Unit manager:
Jona Simon

 

Production Manager:

Antonia Bernkopf

 

Executive Producer:

Michael Kitzberger

 

Producers:

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Markus Glaser

 

Production:

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

 

With support of:

Österreichisches Filminstitut
Filmfonds Wien


Production