Distributor:  Collective Eye
Length:  87 minutes
Date:  2013
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; Tigrinya; Khmer; Haitian Creole / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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Follows maternal health workers in Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti through beautiful and brutal circumstances.


SISTER follows maternal health workers in Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti through beautiful and brutal circumstances. A surgical health officer in Ethiopia, a rural midwife in Cambodia, and a traditional birth attendant Haiti work tirelessly to save the lives of women and babies. If there is a war on women, these health workers are the shock troops in their defense. Their stories reveal strategies in place to improve maternal health and the crisis of maternal and newborn mortality, shedding light on when the strategies work, when they don't work and how the lack of transport, communication and education create weak links along the way.

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Montreal World Film Festival 2012 Take One Action Film Festival, Edinburgh 2012 Reykjavik Film Festival, 2012 African Diaspora Film Festival, 2013 Cambodia International Film Festival, 2012 One World Human Rights Film Festival, 2013 Doxa Film Festival, 2013 International Film Festival of Documentary Films on Human Rights : Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan, 201


Main credits

Davis, Brenda (Director)
Davis, Brenda (Producer)
Guild, Alexandra Swati (Cinematographer)
Guild, Alexandra Swati (Producer)

Other credits

Director of photography & co-producer, Alexandra Swati Guild; editor, Alison Shurman; composer, Andrew Barkan.

Distributor credits

Brenda Davis

Brenda Davis
Brenda Davis

Docuseek2 subjects

Caribbean, The
Maternal and Child Health
Women's Studies
Nursing Education

Distributor subjects

Human Rights
Women's Studies


Global Crisis; health workers; Ethiopia; Cambodia; Haiti; pregnancy; "Sister ",

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