Women of Earth

Mulheres da Terra ("Women of Earth") is a project that aims to increase the visibility of the stories of women who dedicate their lives to the wellbeing of their communities. Their names are many: midwives, faith healers, herbalists, shamans and community leaders. 

Website: mulheresdaterra.com.br

Film

Synopsis: While still a teenager, a young woman with a dream of becoming a midwife begins a journey in search of traditional midwives. Her journey takes her through northeastern Brazil, indigenous villages, rural communities, quilombo settlements, and fishing villages. After meeting with these women, she transforms what she has learned into a film about ancestral wisdom and birth.

Release date: November 2016.

 

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