21. February 2024

Screening & Discussion of the Documentary “Midwives”, Myanmar/Germany 2022 To mark International Women's Day 2024

To mark International Women’s Day 2024

The Screening & Discussion of the Documentary “Midwives” is part of a two-day event series marking International Women’s Day 2024.

"Without us, where would they go?"

"Midwives", the award-winning documentary by Myanmar film maker Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing is set in the aftermath of the 2017 violent ethnic conflicts between the (Buddhist) Myanmar military and the (Muslim) Rohingya minority in the Rakhine state of Western Myanmar. 

The story follows the fortunes of a Rakhine Buddhist Woman and founder of a rural antenatal clinic and her Muslim Rohingya apprentice. The film delivers a nuanced portrait in which the clinic acts as a microcosm of contemporary Myanmar. With an eye toward peace and reconciliation, the film reveals how categorical markers of social difference, including ethnicity, religion and gender, contribute to forming and perpetuating dependency relations. 

The discussion will explore these intersectional dependencies.

“Midwives”, Myanmar, Germany | 2022 | 89:00 min | Burmese with English subtitles | link to trailer

Viewing & Discussion of the Documentary “Midwives”
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16:30-17:00       Welcome drinks and snacks

17:00-19:30       Short introduction by Cécile Jeblawei, BCDSS Press & PR Manager

                           Viewing of the documentary “Midwives” by Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing

18:30-19:30       Panel discussion moderated by BCDSS PhD researcher Anas Ansar


  • Ms. Rohini Mitra, Center for Development Research (ZEF)
  • Ms. OhnMar Khin, FEMNET e.V. & Myanmar Institute
  • Ms. Sophia Lötzsch and Ms. Stefanie Profus, Frauennetzwerk für Frieden e.V. / Women's Network for Peace, Germany

All welcome! The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Bonner Universitätsforum, Heussallee 18-24, 53113 Bonn. This is an in-person event.

Please register by March 6, 2024, at: registration@dependency.uni-bonn.de

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