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 amounts to a miracle. Wise Women follows midwives to these often-inaccessible places, enabling us to experience and live through existential moments captured in breath-taking images.
Their personal stories mirror the political and economic situation in the respective countries, giving us a peek into the value system and not least the position of women in their societies.
Technical Data
Running time: 90
Format: digital
Language spoken: German
Completion expected: 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