Wise Women

Nicole Scherg
In the course of a lifetime, midwives often accompany more than a thousand deliveries: whether in the icy cold of Siberia, the tropical humidity of Mexico or during a home birth in Vienna; in a high-tech operating theatre in Dubai or in Malawi where every delivery is a miracle. Wise Women follows midwives to these often inaccessible places, enabling us to experience and live through existential moments captured in breathtaking images.
Their personal stories mirror the political and economic situation in the respective countries, allowing us a peek at the value systems and positions of women in their societies.
Technical Data
Running time: 90
Format: digital
Language spoken: German
Completion expected: fall 2020
Director(s): Nicole Scherg
Writer(s): Nicole Scherg
Cinematographer(s): Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel
Producers: Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser
Production company
NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
Hildebrandgasse 26
1180 Vienna
tel:+43 1 403 01 62